Nominated for: Her outstanding lead-role performance in Girls.
Why we love her: She's a serious force to be reckoned with — she writes, she acts, she's a two-time Emmy-nominated starlet, and she rocks a fierce look. We love that Lena's Brooklyn-cool personality on her hit HBO show is essentially an extension of the real Lena, which is to say that we can always count on her for avant-garde ensembles. Our favorite number thus far? This forest-green custom Wes Gordon high-low gown that she wore to the Met Gala in 2012.