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Poll: Favorite Oscar-Nominated Noble Performance?

The most recent award season secured Olivia Colman Best Actress awards at the Oscars, the Golden Globes and BAFTA film award ceremonies. The year also included Oscar-nominated performances by Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in The Favourite (2018) and the BAFTA-nominated and SAG-nominated performance by Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots (2018) among others.

Which of these all-time Oscar-nominated performances depicting a noble* rank or born-to-nobility movie character, excluding the immediate royal family is your favorite? * Duke, Duchess, Marquess, Marchioness, Earl, Count, Countess, Viscount, Viscountess, Baron, Baroness, Lord, Lady or other noble-born characters (real-life or fictional)

After voting, discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

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    Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965)

    Maria von Trapp, Baroness von Trapp
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    Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour (2017)

    Winston Churchill

    *descended from nobility, declined Dukedom of London

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    Meryl Streep in Out of Africa (1985)

    Karen Blixen, Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke
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    Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    Sherif Ali ibn el Kharish
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    Rachel Weisz in The Favourite (2018)

    Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
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    Ken Watanabe in The Last Samurai (2003)

    Lord Moritsugu Katsumoto
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    Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

    Marquise de Merteuil
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    Peter O'Toole stars as T.E. Lawrence

    T. E. Lawrence

    *born out of wedlock to Sir Thomas Chapman, 7th Baronet

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    May Whitty in Mrs. Miniver (1942)

    Lady Beldon, English aristocrat
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    Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient (1996)

    Count László de Almásy
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    Emma Stone in The Favourite (2018)

    Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham
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    Laurence Olivier in Rebecca (1940)

    Maximilian "Maxim" de Winter, English aristocrat
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    Julianne Moore stars as Sarah Miles

    Catherine Walston, Baroness of Newton
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    Klaus Maria Brandauer in Out of Africa (1985)

    Bror von Blixen & Hans von Blixen, Swedish Barons
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    "Hamlet" Jean Simmons 1948 Universal **I.V.

    Ophelia, Danish Noblewoman
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    Ralph Richardson in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

    Lord Clayton, Sixth Earl of Greystoke
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    Corinne Griffith in The Divine Lady (1928)

    Lady Hamilton
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    José Ferrer in Moulin Rouge (1952)

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Comte Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec
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    Simone Signoret and Oskar Werner in Ship of Fools (1965)

    La Condesa, Countess
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    Geoffrey Rush in Quills (2000)

    The Marquis de Sade
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    Barbara O'Neil in All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

    Francoise, Duchess de Praslin
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    Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class (1972)

    Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney - 14th Earl of Gurney
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    Norma Shearer in Romeo and Juliet (1936)

    Juliet, Daughter-Noble House Capulet
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    Maurice Chevalier in The Love Parade (1929)

    Count Alfred Renard

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