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Janelle Monáe

Yet another of the amazing stars of Hidden Figures, Monáe has always stuck up for positive body ideals. When the singer and actress was asked about her habit of dressing conservatively by Elle Canada back in 2013, she had a simple answer: "When I look at myself in the mirror, I'm attractive. I really have a nice body. And I had to pick: Do I want them to focus on my body? Do I want them to focus on how curvy and really, really gorgeous my figure is? Or do I want them to look at my music? What has more value? And I made that decision. I want them to focus on the message and the music because I feel like I have a higher calling." While we definitely think you should be able to show off your body and be taken seriously, we admire her desire to keep the focus on what really matters: her work.

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Amy Adams

Though Adams isn't nominated individually (for the record, a lot of people thought she should have been!), she starred in Arrival, which is up for several awards including Best Picture. After she had her first child, she told Parade, "Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body–meaning that it wasn't put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit. I was like, 'Look, I can carry a baby! I'm gaining weight right, everything's going well.' And I've had that relationship ever since." As for getting that post-baby body thing everyone talks about? Adams wasn't too concerned about dropping weight quickly. "I've been working out when I can, and I'm trying to eat in a healthful way, but losing weight is not my number-one priority," she said. (For another celeb perspective on losing baby weight, read what Kristen Bell has to say about the perfect post-baby body.)

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Kirsten Dunst

Veteran actress Kirsten Dunst (who stars in the triple-nominated Hidden Figures) definitely has a good head on her shoulders when it comes to being in the spotlight. When a reporter from Hello! asked her if there was anything she'd change about her looks (um, why is it okay to ask a question like this?), she had the perfect response: "If you'd asked me that about five years ago, I would have had a list of answers, but now I'm comfortable with what I have and I know that if I work out and stay healthy, I feel my best."

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