The First-Time Oscar Nominees We Can't Wait to See on the Red Carpet

12:27 PM 1/24/2017

by Stephanie Chan

The (fashion) race to Feb. 26 starts now.

From left: Naomie Harris, Justin Timberlake and Isabelle Huppert
From left: Naomie Harris, Justin Timberlake and Isabelle Huppert

The Oscars nominations have been unveiled, and even though the awards ceremony is still about a month away, we're already daydreaming about what the stars will be wearing to the show held at the Dolby Theatre.

As excited as we are to see some of the red-carpet veterans (Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Viola Davis), we're also looking forward to seeing the first-time Oscar nominees make their grand entrance. From fashion muse Isabelle Huppert to suit-and-tie expert Justin Timberlake, these are the style stars we have our eyes on.

  • Naomie Harris

    At the Golden Globes, Naomie Harris wowed in a custom gold Armani gown.

    The Moonlight actress, nominated for best supporting actress, continues to push her sartorial limits, from wearing a sleek Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown that featured a dramatic oversized bow belt to adding a pop of color to her sleeveless black Dior dress with pink Christian Louboutin heels.

    With stylist Nola Singer by her side, we have no doubt the British beauty will stun on the carpet.

  • Dev Patel

    Whether he's in a three-piece navy suit or a black custom tuxedo, Dev Patel knows how to work the carpet.

    The English-Indian star, nominated for best supporting actor in Lion, isn't afraid to step out in a bold colors either, as seen with his burgundy suit at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

    Patel tends to favor Burberry designs, so don't be surprised if he arrives at the Dolby Theatre in a tux by the British fashion house.

  • Isabelle Huppert

    Leave it to French actress and Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert to have that je nais se quoi when she hits the red-carpet circuit.

    Huppert, who is nominated for best actress for her role in psychological thriller Elle, tends to lean toward power suits on the step-and-repeat, but can also pull off a formal gown with confidence all the same, as seen at this year's Golden Globe Awards, where she stepped out in a sky blue Armani Prive gown with an embellished bodice and sleeves.

    The 63-year-old star may just now be getting more recognition for her work in mainstream media, but she's long been a fashion fixture. She's modeled both on the runway and in front of the camera, and has sat front row at Chanel, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. Here's to seeing Huppert and her sophisticated style on Feb. 26.

  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake has been keeping it rather casual on the carpet as of late, but when he dresses up, the performer tends to steal the show. Case in point: His sleek, two-toned tuxedo at the Golden Globes was a winner, thanks to stylist Annie Psaltiras.

    Timberlake, who's nominated for best original song for "Can't Stop the Feeling" from Trolls, is known for being a suit-and-tie type of guy, after all.

  • Ruth Negga

    If Ruth Negga's Golden Globes attire — a custom sequin Louis Vuitton gown — is any indication of what's to come from the actress, it's that her Oscars look will be anything but typical. And that's the point.

    As Negga's stylist, Karla Welch, told THR earlier this month, "I want fierce — modern armor, not frilly-fluffy. Maybe a bit of black, texture or long sleeves. Unapologetic." Since the Globes, Negga has stepped out in a modern pinstripe jumpsuit with detachable sleeves by Monse and a colorful embellished dress by Mary Katrantzou.

    Negga's glam squad is already excited for her first Oscars nomination. Welch captioned on Instagram: "Team #MegaNegga going to the OSCARS!!!!!!!!!"

  • Andrew Garfield

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    Dressed by power stylist Petra Flannery (who also works with Emma Stone and Amy Adams), Andrew Garfield is slowly becoming one of Hollywood's best-dressed men.

    Garfield, who is nominated for best actor in Hacksaw Ridge, has most recently stepped out in a Gucci tux at the Golden Globes (center), a relaxed Burberry suit at the BAFTA Tea party (left), and a Dior Homme tux with a batwing bow tie (right).