It’s that time of year, guys! Here’s our hand-picked 25 favorite red carpet looks of 2011–including Cate Blanchett‘s unforgettable Givenchy, Janet Jackson giving Tilda Swinton a run for her money in Haider Ackermann, Kate Middleton‘s gorgeously uncomplicated Alexander McQueen, Leighton Meester’s suiting up and the most delightful collision of high fashion and genuine personality that graced the red carpet all year: Nicki Minaj in Oscar de la Renta. Let’s go!