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Lupita Nyong’o Vs. Jennifer Lawrence: Which Best Supporting Actress Nom Has the Best Red Carpet Style?

In just a matter of days, the Oscars will be upon us, with all of its red carpet glory, hilarious Ellen Degeneres jokes, and stars battling it out for their chance to take home a trophy from the most prestigious awards show in Hollywood. And while we can't wait to see the biggest stars in film take the stage, we'll have our eye on two young woman in particular come Sunday: Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o.

The two nominees have been our obsessions all awards season long (and Lawrence for much longer than that), but now it’s time to decide which lady will take home the title. And we’re not talking about the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. We’re talking about the title of most fashionable star on the red carpet. Whether they know it or not, the two stars have been in a head-to-head fashion battle over the last several months, with each rocking beautiful looks that make them style icons in their own right. But which star definitively rules the red carpet? We’ll let you decide.

2014 Golden Globes: Jennifer Lawrence

The American Hustle star came out of the 2014 awards-show season gate with a strapless Dior gown that — if not great — was certainly memorable (and totally meme-inspiring). It may not have been the best thing we’ve ever seen Lawrence wear, but it sure got everyone talking.

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2014 Golden Globes: Lupita Nyong'o

Nyong’o, on the other hand, had everyone taking notice of her immediately — and for all the right reasons — when she showed up to her first awards show in this flawless caped Ralph Lauren gown, which remains one of the best dresses of the season.

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2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Jennifer Lawrence

We may have seen Lawrence in a strapless navy gown once before, but it was the curve-hugging fit and sparkly multi-hued sequins that gave this Dior gown true red carpet appeal.

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2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Lupita Nyong'o

The 12 Years a Slave star opted for a blue hue, too, though her bright teal Gucci gown — complete with intricate floral detailing along the neckline — was even more eye-catching than her fellow Best Supporting Actress contender.

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A Dior Duel: Jennifer Lawrence

It’s no secret that Lawrence is the now-famous face of Dior, and she made the design label oh-so-proud when she showed up to collect her Oscar at last year’s Academy Awards in this dreamy, voluminous, strapless gown.

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A Dior Duel: Lupita Nyong'o

Following in Lawrence’s Dior footsteps and continuing her color-rich red carpet run, Nyong’o showed up to the 2014 BAFTA Awards in a strikingly green and belted gown from the Parisian design label.

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Short and Sweet: Jennifer Lawrence

Even when J. Law ditches her high-fashion, formal gowns for shorter (but still chic) dresses — like this Proenza Schouler number she wore to a Hunger Games: Catching Fire press event in Rome — the actress manages to look edgy and beautiful all at once.

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Short and Sweet: Lupita Nyong'o

Nyong’o is no stranger to more casual dresses on the red carpet, and she looked especially chic in this blue and orange number from Vivienne Westwood at a recent Q&A with the Dalai Lama.

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One-Hued Wonder: Jennifer Lawrence

Nyong’o may have made the minimal, monochromatic look her thing this awards-show season, but Lawrence gave the rising star a run for her money at the Catching Fire premiere in Paris with this sleek black Christian Dior Couture dress.

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One-Hued Wonder: Lupita Nyong'o

Even with cutouts and V-shaped straps, Nyong’o nailed her signature minimal style at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards in an all-white Calvin Klein gown.

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Cool and Cropped: Jennifer Lawrence

Crop tops may be run-of-the-mill at this point, but an alarming number of celebrities fail to pull them off properly. Fortunately, Lawrence wasn’t one of them at a movie premiere in Madrid, revealing just a peek of skin in her futuristic, two-piece Alexander McQueen ensemble.

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Cool and Cropped: Lupita Nyong'o

Showing off her super-toned abs and a polished midi pencil skirt, Nyong’o proved that she, too, can nail the crop top style in this Giambattista Valli ensemble at the 2014 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

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