Lifestyle Style The Most Winning Looks at the 2012 BAFTAs Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Michelle Williams and more take London by storm in award-worthy styles By Zoe Ruderman Published on February 12, 2012 10:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 11 JESSICA CHASTAIN Jon Furniss/WireImage At the 2012 BAFTAs 02 of 11 PENéLOPE CRUZ David Fisher/Rex-USA Wearing one of her signature shades – a nearly perfect match to the red carpet! – the arrives to present an award in a strapless gown with a simple silhouette and unique geometric neckline. 03 of 11 MICHELLE WILLIAMS Mike Marsland/Wireimage Eschewing her favored short-sleeve gown style, the leading actress shows off her shoulders and décolletage in a classic black-and-white frock – custom-made by H&M – polished off with a simple Forevermark choker, Jimmy Choo shoes and an oh-so-Marilyn red pout. 04 of 11 SHAILENE WOODLEY Dave M. Benett/Getty The young star of The Descendants looks ethereal in a baby pink Dolce & Gabbana strapless confection, complete with layers of sheer tulle and whimsical floral accents, under which she wears Jimmy Choo heels. 05 of 11 VIOLA DAVIS Dave M. Benett/Getty Also pretty in pink, leading actress nominee Viola selects a one-shoulder crepe Valentino number that perfectly showcases her toned arms – and a hint of leg – plus a blingy oval Jimmy Choo clutch and understated jewels. 06 of 11 CHRISTINA RICCI Gareth Cattermole/Getty The Pan Am star is going for the gold! Her liquid metallic, high-slit gown is the perfect combination of bold and classic – and may just be one of the best dresses she’s ever donned on the red carpet! 07 of 11 KRISTEN WIIG Kristen Wiig. Dave M. Benett/Getty After taking a fashion risk at the SAG Awards in a halter-and-choker combo, the actress plays it safe with a white silk Alberta Ferretti creation that’s more bride than bridesmaid, plus soft waves and stacked bangles. 08 of 11 MISS PIGGY Dave Hogan/Getty Only the best for the voluptuous Muppet: “[I’m] wearing Louis Vuitton designed by my dear friend Marc Jacobs,” the clearly well-connected Miss Piggy said of her custom dusty rose frock, accessorized with purple gloves, major bling and a curled coif. 09 of 11 TILDA SWINTON Landov The leading actress nominee shocks us by not wearing something shocking. Instead, Tilda chooses a structured column dress with a touch of subtle color-blocking and a messy-on-purpose yellow do. 10 of 11 CHRISTINA HENDRICKS Richard Kendal/StarTraks Opting for high drama, the redhead showcases her famous curves in a black satin, corseted Vivienne Westwood gown and completes the look with danglers, an Art Deco clutch and beachy waves. 11 of 11 MERYL STREEP Landov Donning something that “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher never would, Meryl wows in Vivienne Westwood and a voluminous, embellished bolero.