Victoria Will / AP PhotoOctavia Spencer Style: Best Supporting Actress Nominee (PHOTOS)02.22.12 11:41 PM ETVictoria Will / AP PhotoVictoria Will / AP PhotoOctavia SpencerThrough a series of red carpet appearances over the course of awards season, Spencer has defined herself as a star of the red carpet in dresses that flatter her full figure. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerIn yet another Tadashi frock, Spencer highlighted her silhouette in a lacey wrap design paired with Ippolita jewels and a Judith Leiber handbag for the Jan. 13 AFI awards. Dan Steinberg / AP PhotoOctavia SpencerShe wears the pants! The star made a streamlined appearance at the Jan. 14 BAFTA Tea Party in a Diane von Furstenberg blouse, ivory trousers and her own spotted clutch. Dave M. Benett / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerTo collect her across the pond accolade at the Feb. 12 BAFTAs, Spencer turned up the volume in another Tadashi Shoji custom creation, more Martin Katz bling and Stuart Weitzman sandals. Kevin Winter / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerAt the Feb. 6 Academy Awards nomination luncheon, the star kept it simple in a David Meister wrap dress and angular Mary Janes. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerFor the Jan. 28 Directors Guild of America Awards, the star had all the bright moves in turquoise Tadashi, metallic Weitzman peep-toe pumps and Neil Lane jewels. Frazer Harrison / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerIn a custom look inspired by a spring 2012 sleeveless mini, the star dazzled in cascading, lavender Tadashi, Christian Louboutin platforms and Irene Neuwirth and Judith Leiber accents at the Jan. 15 Golden Globes. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerWay before she was courting Oscar, Spencer was lighting up The Academy's Nov. 12 Governors Award Dinner in scalloped Tadashi and Neil Lane shine. Jeff Vespa, WireImage / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerWhen SAG honored both Spencer and The Help's ensemble cast on Jan. 29, Spencer chose dove gray Tadashi and coordinated Irene Neuwirth jewels, Stuart Weitzman heels and a Judith Leiber clutch. Steve Granitz, WireImage / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerOctavia Spencer attends "The Help" Los Angeles Premiere at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 9, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.John Shearer / Getty ImagesOctavia SpencerAt a Jan. 13 Vanity Fair soiree, Spencer shimmered in gunmetal Meister, Michael Kors peep-toes and a glimmering Swarovski clutch.