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Poll: Favorite Oscar-Nominated Noble Performance?

Which of these select 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, fictional or alleged)

Discuss the topic here.

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  1. Vote!

    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

  3. Vote!

    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
  5. Vote!

    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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    Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady (2011)

    Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher

    Added 05 February 2023

  26. Vote!

    Margaret Rutherford in The V.I.P.s (1963)

    Duchess of Brighton

    Added 05 February 2023

  27. Vote!

    Emil Jannings in The Last Command (1928)

    Grand Duke Sergius Alexander

    Added 05 February 2023

  28. Vote!

    Maria Ouspenskaya in Dodsworth (1936)

    Baroness von Obersdorf

    Added 05 February 2023

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    George Arliss in The Green Goddess (1930)

    The Raja, Raja of Ruhk (assumed princely state)

    Added 05 February 2023

  30. Vote!

    Lewis Stone in The Patriot (1928)

    Count Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen

    Added 05 February 2023

  31. Vote!

    Frank Morgan in The Affairs of Cellini (1934)

    Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence

    Added 05 February 2023

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