Best Album: FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)
Best Role: The Social Network (2010)
No one doubts JT is an across-the-board performer who delivers in whatever genre he picks up. He's the complete package, and his turn in David Fincher's Facebook movie benefited from his irrepressible swagger. But it's Timberlake's music career that's garnered him the most accolades, and his 2006 collaboration with Timbaland (itself a master class in R&B-infused pop) still stands as the apex of Timberlake's artistry. Individual songs from FutureSex/LoveSounds won two Grammys, and the visually seductive video for ''What Goes Around Comes Around'' merged both JT's interests in what might be five of music's finest minutes. All that and he brought sexy back, y'all.
Best Album: Like a Prayer (1989)
Best Role: Evita (1996)
The gospel-infused Like a Prayer spawned six singles, topped the charts, and led to the infamously controversial music video for the title track, cementing Madonna's status as an international pop force. And say what you will about her acting work, but her turn as Eva Peron in Evita nabbed her a Golden Globe for Best Actress, and the film landed an Oscar for Best Original Song. All that said, the Material Girl's always been at her best when the material is a touch divisive. The Pope may not have appreciated it at the time, but Her Madgesty's Prayer answered all ours.
Winner: Like a Prayer
Best Album: Dangerously in Love (2003)
Best Role: Dreamgirls (2006)
As great as Dreamgirls was as a whole, there's almost nothing that can top the album that gave us Beyoncé and Jay-Z's collaboration on ''Crazy in Love'' — and that's not even mentioning ''Baby Boy'' or ''Me, Myself and I.'' Jennifer Hudson might have won an Oscar for Dreamgirls, but Bey's best work remains in the recording studio.
Winner: Dangerously in Love
Best Album: Daydream (1995)
Best Role: Precious (2009)
If we can just forget Glitter ever existed (which we've all been doing for more than a decade now), Mimi has had a pretty stellar big-screen career, thanks to her work with director Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler). But let's be honest: She could be nominated for more Oscars than Meryl Streep and still never top the magic of her 1995 album, which spawned three No. 1 hits: ''Always Be My Baby,'' ''Fantasy,'' and the best-selling single of the '90s, the Boyz II Men collaboration ''One Sweet Day.''
Best Album: J.Lo (2001)
Best Role: Out of Sight (1998)
It's true that ''Love Don't Cost a Thing'' could be considered J.Lo's greatest contribution to music (and music videos), but no matter how ''real'' she might be, we can't overlook her chemistry with George Clooney in Out of Sight. Call us crazy, but we prefer her with a badge as opposed to a bathing suit.
Winner: Out of Sight