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2014′s Golden Globe Nominees Announced

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Jennifer Lawrence The 2014 Golden Globe nominees were announced today, and it looks like 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle—two movies that deftly capture two very different moments in American history—are the top contenders. With seven nominations each, the dramatic films are neck-and-neck competitors for Golden Globe (and, most likely, Oscar) glory.

Other notable nods in the Best Motion Picture lineup include blockbuster hits Gravity and Captain Phillips, as well as the Venice Film Festival winner for Best Screenplay, Philomena. Upcoming films Her and The Wolf of Wall Street also made the cut, rounding out a list of dramas and tearjerkers.

And let’s not forget our favorite (and most stylish) leading men and ladies. Cate Blanchett received a Best Actress nod for her role in Woody Allen’s acclaimed Blue Jasmine. (Her character’s collection of Chanel jackets may or may not deserve its own award.) Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for Best Actor for The Wolf of Wall Street, and rising red-carpet star Lupita Nyong’o is up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave. Jennifer Lawrence’s turn as a sexy housewife in American Hustle also earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination. Lawrence will likely step out in Dior for the awards show, but we’re really feeling the messy updos and plunging halter dresses she wears in the film.

See the full list of nominees below, and tune into NBC on Sunday, January 12, to see our favorite funny girls Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the show live.

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Sir Paul Tells All in The Talks’ One Hundredth Interview

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Paul SmithWriter and Style Map contributor Sven Schumann founded online magazine The Talks in 2011, launching the site with nine interviews, which included subjects such as Valentino, Mick Jagger, and Patti Smith. In the two years since, Schumann hasn’t stopped talking, racking up Q&As with cultural titans such as Yohji Yamamoto, Woody Allen, Helen Mirren, and Salman Rushdie.

This morning, the site fetes its one hundredth chat, with inimitable Brit Sir Paul Smith. Since opening his first menswear shop, in 1970, Smith has built an empire of more than two hundred shops on his cheeky interpretations of Savile Row cuts—all while maintaining an almost infamous reputation as one of fashion’s “nice guys.”

So why choose Smith for this milestone moment? On top of his fabled status as a designer, “Paul’s story is ultimately that nice guys do sometimes finish first,” Schumann tells Style.com. “And I always love talking to older people, who have lived life and can reflect and share their wisdom.”

In his Talks interview, Smith chats about the livestock that’s passed through the Paul Smith reception, unusual fan mail, and the soundtrack to his hangovers. Catch the full interview on The Talks’ Web site.

Photos: James Mooney

Royalty, Stars, and a Blogger Mingle on Vanity Fair‘s Best-Dressed List

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Kerry WashingtonThe 2013 Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List dropped today, and in addition to the usual suspects, like Kate Middleton, Justin Timberlake, and Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady (who won recognition as a couple for the second year running), there was a host of new names on the roster. Kerry Washington (left), Beyoncé, Keith Richards, Jenna Lyons, and China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, all appeared for the first time (Michelle Obama, however, was absent, as she was last year). Other notable honorees included three of Bryan Ferry’s four sons (Merlin didn’t make it) and Woody Allen’s estranged son, Ronan Farrow, who offered that his favorite shopping destinations were “inexpensive tailoring towns like Islamabad.”

This year also marked VF‘s inaugural International Best-Dressed List Challenge, which allowed the public to weigh in on who was most stylish. Hallie Swanson and Darren Henault came out the victors, proving that normal people (well, an Angeleno fashion blogger and a New York-based interior designer, respectively) can be best dressed, too.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn /BFAnyc.com

Runway to Red Carpet: White Hot

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Cate Blanchette, Aubry Plaza, and Rose Byrne

It was a busy week on the movie-premiere circuit, and many stars stepped out in lily-white looks, sometimes offset by a touch of black. Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga collections have proved a celebrity favorite, and this week they continued their strong showing. Ruth Wilson donned a sleeveless pantsuit from Wang’s debut Fall ’13 collection at the Berlin premiere of The Lone Ranger, and Elizabeth Olsen opted for a summery look from Resort ’14 for the Godzilla preview at Comic-Con.

Blue Jasmine leading lady Cate Blanchett, too, donned Balenciaga—a headline-making archival look, to be exact—to the New York premiere of the Woody Allen film; however, when she stepped out for the L.A. debut, she wore a minimal black-and-white Alexander McQueen Resort ’14 gown. Rose Byrne joined Blanchett at the L.A. event, turning up in a white cotton Christopher Kane sheath with a laser-cutout print from his Resort ’14 lineup. On Tuesday, at another L.A. premiere, The To Do List star Aubrey Plaza chose a white bustier-top cocktail dress from the Calvin Klein Collection Spring ’13 runway. She looked the picture of a Calvin girl—sleek, sophisticated, and subtly sexy.

Photos: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images (Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne); Jon Kopaloff/ FilmMagic (Aubrey Plaza)

To Chanel With Love

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Cate Blanchett wearing Chanel in Blue Jasmine

On Monday night, Cate Blanchett showed off her fashion chops while wearing a high-volume Balenciaga look to the New York premiere of Woody Allen’s new film, Blue Jasmine. But it would seem the actress’s designer sensibility extended to her on-screen look, too. The film’s costume designer, Suzy Benzinger, told Lucky magazine that she enlisted Karl Lagerfeld to create some custom bouclé Chanel jackets for Blanchett’s character, Jasmine—a Park Avenue princess who loses it all. Blanchett also wears Ralph Lauren—seemingly a Woody favorite, considering the label outfitted the cast of Annie Hall—in her starring role. Allen’s always been a trendsetter, but his embrace of Kaiser Karl brings him to a whole new level on the style front—and we’d have to believe that Chanel is a club of which he wouldn’t mind being a member.

Photo: © 2013 – Sony Pictures Classics