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Poll: 30 Oscar Nominees at the Age of 30

They were 29 when we were celebrating IMDb's 29th anniversary last year and (coincidentally) 25 when it all started 5 years ago (time flies by the way)...

But it seems that 30 marks a serious turning point as far as acting nominations go because we have this year more than 40 actors who've been nominated so far at the age of 30, an observation that prompted us to separate between nominees and winners in order to have less than 35 entries in each poll.

So here goes the first round: as you know, we're celebrating the 30th anniversary of our favorite website, here are (would you believe it!) 30 performances that earned their actors an Oscar nomination on the year of their 30th birthday.

Which of these performances (ranked chronologically) would you consider your favorite?

After the vote, you might discuss the list here (oh, and the * refers to a supporting role)

As usual, it's very likely that the actor/actress might not have turned 30 (or 31) before the actual date of the ceremony, but using the same convention as for the last five editions, the age 30 is simply the result of a simple subtraction of years.

"25th Anniversary" Poll (2015) "26th Anniversary" Poll (2016) "27th Anniversary" Poll (2017) "28th Anniversary" Poll (2018) "29th Anniversary" Poll (2019)

Make Your Choice

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    Margot Robbie in Bombshell (2019)

    Margot Robbie in Bombshell*
  2. Vote!
     

    Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game (2014)

    Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game*
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    Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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    Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth (1998)

    Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth
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    Edward Norton in American History X (1998)

    Edward Norton in American History X
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    Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Secrets & Lies (1996)

    Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Secrets & Lies*
  7. Vote!
     

    Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves (1996)

    Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves
  8. Vote!
     

    Fearless (1993)

    Rosie Perez in Fearless*
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    Kenneth Branagh, Charles Kay, and Alec McCowen in Henry V (1989)

    Kenneth Branagh in Henry V
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    Holly Hunter in Broadcast News (1987)

    Holly Hunter in Broadcast News
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    Eric Roberts in Runaway Train (1985)

    Eric Roberts in Runaway Train*
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    Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, and George Dzundza in The Deer Hunter (1978)

    Meryl Streep in The Deer Hunter*
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    Mikhail Baryshnikov in The Turning Point (1977)

    Mikhail Baryshnikov in The Turning Point*
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    Sarah Miles in Ryan's Daughter (1970)

    Sarah Miles in Ryan's Daughter*
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    Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970)

    Ryan O'Neal in Love Story
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    Vanessa Redgrave in Morgan! (1966)

    Vanessa Redgrave in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment
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    Shirley MacLaine in Irma la Douce (1963)

    Shirley MacLaine in Irma la Douce
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    Piper Laurie in The Hustler (1961)

    Piper Laurie in The Hustler
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    Anthony Franciosa in A Hatful of Rain (1957)

    Anthony Franciosa in A Hatful of Rain
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    Rod Steiger in On the Waterfront (1954)

    Rod Steiger in On the Waterfront*
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    Marlon Brando in Julius Caesar (1953)

    Marlon Brando in Julius Caesar
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    Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Jean Hagen in Singin' in the Rain*
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    Eleanor Parker in Detective Story (1951)

    Eleanor Parker in A Detective Story
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    Jane Wyman in The Yearling (1946)

    Jane Wyman in The Yearling
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    Gregory Peck in Spellbound (1945)

    Gregory Peck in Spellbound
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    Ruth Hussey in The Uninvited (1944)

    Ruth Hussey in The Philadelphia Story*
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    Miliza Korjus in The Great Waltz (1938)

    Miliza Korjus in The Great Waltz
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    Robert Taylor and Margaret Sullavan in Three Comrades (1938)

    Margaret Sullavan in Three Comrades
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    Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1928)

    Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson
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    Marlene Dietrich, portrait for "Morocco," 1930. Silver gelatin, printed later, 15x12. $800 © 1978 Eugene Richee MPTV

    Marlene Dietrich in Morocco

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