Nominated for: Her outstanding performance in a lead role in Downton Abbey.
Why we love her: Not only do we love her, but we also kind of want to be her. While her character, Mary Crawley, grew on us slowly — don't worry, we're totally fans now! — off screen, Michelle was an instant style star in our eyes. The British actress takes a slick, laid-back approach to her outfits but always looks ultracool. We love spotting her in the likes of Burberry, Mulberry, and Ralph Lauren — which effortlessly showcase her sleek, London-inspired panache. But, maybe even more fun, we love seeing her glamorous transformation on award season red carpets and here at a gala in London in March this year.