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Shakespeare at the 2016 Golden Globes

The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will be presented this Sunday, and we couldn’t be happier to see so many Shakespearean actors and actresses nominated for awards! We have compiled a list of all of the actors that have been nominated in the Film, TV, and Limited Series categories for you. Take a look below!

 

Cate Blanchett (Carol)

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Appeared in:

  • Richard II (Sydney Festival, 2009) as Richard II

*This production was part of The War of the Roses, where all of Shakespeare’s Historical plays were condensed into one 8 hour performance!

 

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

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Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (1996) as Romeo

 

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

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Appeared in:

  • Macbeth (2015) as Macbeth

 

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

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Appeared in:

  • Richard III (Donmar Warehouse 2011) as Richard III
  • Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre,2002) as Viola

 

Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van)

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Appeared in:

  • Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) as Lady Blueberry
  • Romeo.Juliet (1990) as Rosaline
  • Richard III (1995) as Duchess of York
  • The Merchant of Venice (BBC Play of the Month, 1972) as Portia
  • Much Ado About Nothing (TV movie, 1967) as Beatrice
  • Othello (1965) as Desdemona
  • Twelfth Night (Oxford University Dramatics Society, 1952) as Viola

 

Christian Bale (The Big Short)

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Appeared in:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) as Demetrius
  • Henry V (1989) as Robin the Luggage Boy

 

Al Pacino (Danny Collins)

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Appeared in:

  • Richard III (1979) as Richard III
  • Julius Caesar (New York Shakespeare Festival, 1986) as Mark Anton

 

Helen Mirren (Trumbo)

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Appeared in:

  • The Tempest (2010) as Prospera
  • Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre, 1998) as Cleopatra
  • Cymbeline (TV movie, 1982) as Imogen
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1982) as Cleopatra
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TV movie, 1981) as Titania
  • As You Like It (TV movie, 1978) as Rosalind
  • Henry VI Part 1 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1977) as Margaret
  • Henry VI Part 2 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1977) as Queen Margaret
  • Hamlet (1976) as Ophelia and Gertrude
  • Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1974) as Lady Macbeth
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970) as Julia
  • Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970) as Lady Anne
  • Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970) as Ophelia
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1969) as Hermia
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968) as Hermia
  • Troilus and Cressida (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1968) as Cressida
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1968) as Hero
  • All’s Well That Ends Well (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1967) as Diana

 

 

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

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Appeared in:

  • Hamlet (1996) as Ophelia

 

Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)

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Appeared in:

  • Trolius and Cressida (American Place Theater, 2001) as Achilles

 

Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

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Appeared in:
  • Much Ado About Nothing (The Old Vic, 2013)
  • Anonymous (2011) as Condell
  • The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 2005) as Prospero/Stephano/Sebastian/Alonso
  • Measure for Measure (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 2004) as Vincentio
  • Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 2003) as Richard II
  • Hamlet (British National Theatre, 2001)
  • The Winter’s Tale (British National Theatre, 2001)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (British National Theatre, 2001)
  • Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 2001) as Olivia
  • Cymbeline (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 2001) as Posthumus/ Cloten
  • Romeo and Juliet (British National Theatre, 2000)
  • Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 2000) as Hamlet
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 1999) as Cleopatra
  • The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 1998) as Bassanio
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 1996) as Proteus
  • Macbeth (Greenwich Theatre, 1995) as Macbeth
  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989) as Romeo
  • The Winter’s Tale (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • The Tempest (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Cymbeline (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1988) as Hamlet
  • King Lear (British National Theatre, 1987)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (British National Theatre, 1987)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1982) Lucentio, Player
  • The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1982) as Ariel

 

Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

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Appeared in:
  • Timon of Athens (Sacred Fools Theatre Company, 1998) as Flavius

 

Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

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Appeared in:
  • Henry V (Shakespeare in Central Park, 2003) as Henry V
  • Hamlet (2000) as Laertes
  • Macbeth (Joseph Papp Public Theater, 1998) as Banquo
  • Cymbeline (Shakespeare in the Park, 1998) as Iachimo

 

Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle)

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Appeared in:

  • Letters to Juliet (2010) as Victor

 

Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk)

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Appeared in:

  • The Hollow Crown- Richard II (TV mini-series, 2012) as John of Gaunt
  • Great Performances- Macbeth (TV series, 2012) as Macbeth
  • Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) as Bill Shakespeare
  • The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company , 2011) as Shylock
  • Hamlet (TV movie, 2009) as Claudius/ Ghost
  • Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2007) as Malvolio
  • Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2007) as Macbeth
  • Othello (Shakespeare Theater, 1997) as Othello
  • The Tempest (on Broadway, 1995)
  • King Lear (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • Hamlet (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • Henry IV Part 1 and 2 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1982)
  • The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1981 and 1982)
  • Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1981)
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company,1970 and 1981)
  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (TV movie, 1980) as Claudius
  • The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1979)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1972 and 1979)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company,1971 and 1977)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (TV movie, 1974) as Enobarbus
  • Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1973)
  • Coriolanus (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1972)
  • The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970)
  • King John (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970)
  • Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1970)
  • As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company,1967 and 1968)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1968)
  • Trolius and Cressida (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1968)
  • King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1968)
  • All’s Well That Ends Well (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1967)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1967)
  • Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1966) as Player 1
  • The Merchant of Venice (Old Vic Theatre, 1965)

 

Oscar Isaac (Show Me A Hero)

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Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (Delacorte Theater, 2007) as Romeo
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Delacorte Theater, 2005) as Proteus

 

David Oyelowo (Nightingale)

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Appeared in:

  • As You Like It (2006) as Orlando De Boys
  • Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2001) as Ghost of Henry VI
  • Henry VI Part 1 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2000) as Henry VI
  • Henry VI Part 2 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2000) as Henry VI
  • Henry VI Part 3 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2000) as Henry VI
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1999) as Menacrates and Decretas

 

Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)

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Appeared in:

  • The Tempest (2010) as Sebastian
  • Titus (1999) as Saturninus
  • Richard III (Royal National Theatre, 1990)
  • Hamlet (Royal National Theatre, 1990)
  • As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989) as Courtier, Silvius
  • Macbeth (Tron Theatre, 1985) as Malcom

 

Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall)

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Appeared in:
  • Romeo and Juliet (2013) as Lord Capulet
  • ShakespeaRE-Told- Much Ado About Nothing (TV mini-series, 2005) as Benedick
  • Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1997) as Posthumus Leonatus
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1996) as Don John

 

Shakespeare at the Movies- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Today is the North American release date of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! To celebrate the release of the last movie in the Hobbit series, let’s look at the Shakespeare-related work that the cast has done. From British Theatre elite, to some new faces to the Bard’s works, this cast has a wide variety of Shakespeare offerings on stage and screen!

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Lee Pace (Thranduil)

Appeared in:

  • King Richard II (The Juilliard School) as Richard I
  • Much Ado About Nothing (The Juilliard School) as Don Pedro
  • Romeo and Juliet (The Juilliard School) as Romeo
  • Julius Caesar (The Juilliard School) as Cassius

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Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug)

Appeared in:

  • Richard III (Hollow Crown TV Mini-Series, 2016) as Richard III
  • Henry IV Part 2 (Hollow Crown TV Mini-Series, 2016) as Richard III
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Shakespeare Company, 2010) as Demetrius
  • Romeo and Juliet (New Shakespeare Company, 2002) as Benvolio
  • As You Like It (New Shakespeare Company, 2002) as Orlando
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost (New Shakespeare Company, 2001) as King of Navarre

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Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield)

Appeared in:

  • Shakespeare Re-Told (TV Mini-Series, 2005) as Peter Macduff
  • Macbeth (TV Movie, 2001) as Angus
  • Hamlet (1998 Stage Production) as Bernardo

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Orlando Bloom (Legolas)

Appeared in:

  • Romeo and Juliet (Richard Rodgers Theatre, 2013) as Romeo

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Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins)

Appeared in:

  • Richard III (Trafalgar Studios, 2014) as Richard III

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Cate Blanchett (Galadriel)

Appeared in:

  • Richard II (Sydney Festival, 2009) as Richard II

*This production was part of The War of the Roses, where all of Shakespeare’s Historical plays were condensed into one 8 hour performance!

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Ian McKellen (Gandalf)

Appeared in:

  • King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2007) as King Lear
  • The Tempest (Audiobook, 2004) as Prospero
  • The Tempest (West Yorkshire Playhouse, 1999) as Prospero
  • Richard III (1995) as Richard III
  • Richard III (National Theatre, 1990) as Richard III
  • King Lear (National Theatre, 1990) as Kent
  • Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989) as Iago
  • Acting Shakespeare (Playhouse Theatre, 1988)
  • Hamlet (British National Theatre, 1985)
  • Coriolanus (National Theatre, 1984) as Coriolanus
  • Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company,1978) as Sir Toby Belch
  • Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976) as Macbeth
  • The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976) as Leontes
  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976) as Romeo
  • King Lear (The Actor’s Company, 1974) as Edgar
  • Hamlet (Prospect Theatre Company, 1971) as Hamlet
  • Hamlet (TV movie, 1970) as Hamlet
  • Richard II (Prospect Theatre Company, 1968) as Richard II
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1965) as Claudio
  • Coriolanus (Nottingham Playhouse, 1963) as Tullus Aufidius

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Christopher Lee (Saruman)

Appeared in:

  • Julius Caesar (1970) as Artemidorus

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Hugo Weaving (Elrond)

Appeared in:

  • Macbeth (Sydney Theatre Company, 2014) as Macbeth
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Melbourne Theatre Company, 1993) as Benedick
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Melbourne Theatre Company, 1991) as Petruchio
  • Julius Caesar (State Theatre Company of South Australia, 1989) as Brutus
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Belvoir St. Theatre, 1986) as Oberon

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James Nesbitt (Bofur)

Appeared in:

  • Coriolanus (2011) as Tribune Sicinius

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Graham McTavish (Dwalin)

Appeared in:

  • King Lear (1999) as Duke of Albany
  • Macbeth (1997) as Banquo
  • Julius Caesar: A Critical Guide (Video Documentary, 1997) as Brutus
  • King Lear: A Critical Guide (Video Documentary, 1997) as Albany
  • Richard III (New Shakespeare Company, 1995)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Shakespeare Company, 1995)

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Stephen Fry (Master of Laketown)

Appeared in:

  • Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2012) as Malvolio

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Ken Stott (Balin)

Appeared in:

  • Merry Wives of Windsor (Royal National Theatre, 1995)
  • Richard II (Royal National Theatre, 1995)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (British National Theatre, 1992)
  • Richard III (Royal National Theatre, 1991)
  • The Winter’s Tale (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • The Tempest (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Cymbeline (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (British National Theatre, 1988)
  • Hamlet (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • King Lear (British National Theatre, 1986)
  • Hamlet (Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1982) as Rosencrantz
  • King Lear (TV Movie, 1982) as Curan
  • Henry IV Part 1 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976)
  • Henry IV Part 2 (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976)
  • Henry V (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976)

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Ian Holm (Old Bilbo)

Appeared in:

  • Measure for Measure (Royal National Theatre, 2002)
  • King Lear (Royal National theatre, 1997)
  • Othello (Royal National Theatre, 1997)
  • Pericles (Royal National Theatre, 1994)Hamlet (1990) as Polonius
  • Henry V (1989) as Captain Fluellen
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968) as Puck
  • The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series, 1965) as Richard III
  • Henry IV Part 1 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1964) as Henry, Prince of Wales
  • The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, 1963)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, 1962)
  • The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1960)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1960)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TV Movie, 1959) as Puck
  • King Lear (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959) as the Fool
  • Coriolanus (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959)
  • Othello (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1959)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1958)
  • Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1958)
  • Titus Andronicus (Stoll Theatre, 1957) as Mutius
  • Macbeth (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1955)
  • Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1955)
  • Troilus and Cressida (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1954)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Stratford Theatre Festival, 1954)

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Ryan Gage (Alfrid)

Appeared in:

  • Hamlet (2009) as Osric

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Sylvester McCoy (Radagast)

Appeared in:

  • King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2007) as The Fool
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Royal National Theatre, 1987)
  • King Lear (Royal National Theatre, 1987)
  • Hamlet (Royal National Theatre, 1987)
  • Macbeth (Royal National Theatre, 1987)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1986)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1986)

Have I missed someone or something on this list? Which Hobbit alums Shakespeare roles are your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know!

Shakespeare at the Movies- How to Train Your Dragon 2

“There is differency between a grub and a butterfly;
yet your butterfly was a grub. This CORIOLANUS is grown
from man to dragon: he has wings; he’s more than a
creeping thing.”     -Coriolanus Act V, Scene 4

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is bound to be one of the most popular family movies of the summer! The cast comes from various areas of the entertainment industry, from film to television, from comedy to drama. Let’s focus on their Shakespeare related works! Have you seen any of these movies or performances? Let us know in the comments section!

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Cate Blanchett (Valka)

Appeared in:

  • Richard II (Sydney Festival, 2009) as Richard II

*This production was part of The War of the Roses, where all of Shakespeare’s Historical plays were condensed into one 8 hour performance!

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Gerard Butler (Stoick)

Appeared in:

  • Coriolanus (2011) as Tullus Aufidius
  • Coriolanus (Mermaid Theatre, 1996)

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Djimon Hounsou (Drago)

Appeared in:

  • The Tempest (2010) as Caliban

Shakespeare at the Movies- The Oscars 2014

The nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards are in, and I must say, there is some fierce competition for a statue this year!
Until the awards are actually given out on March 2, we can only speculate on the internet and join the office pool, guessing who will walk away a winner. In the meantime, we can dive into the nominees past works, and learn about the interesting and brilliant choices that this group of actors have made throughout their careers.

Seeing as we are a Shakespeare related theatre company, I have sifted though the careers of the nominees and compiled a list of some of the Shakespeare related works that they have been a part of over the years! Enjoy!

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Christian Bale (Best Actor Nominee)

Appeared in:

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Chiwetel Ejiofor (Best Actor Nominee)

Appeared in:

  • Macbeth (1997 theatre production) as Malcom
  • Romeo and Juliet (2000 theatre production) as Romeo
  • Twelfth Night, or What You Will (2003 TV movie) as Orsino
  • Othello (2007 theatre production) as Othello

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Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Actor Nominee)

Appeared in:

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Amy Adams (Best Actress Nominee)

Appeared in:

  • Into the Woods (2012 Shakespeare in the Park Production) as Baker’s Wife

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Cate Blanchett (Best Actress Nominee)

Appeared in:

  • Richard II (2009 Sydney Festival) as Richard II


*Fun Fact- This role was part of a show called The War of the Roses, which condensed all of Shakespeare’s historical plays into one 8 hour performance!

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Judi Dench (Best Actress Nominee)

Appeared in:


*Fun Fact- Judi Dench also performed with The Royal Shakespeare Company for many years.

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Meryl Streep (Best Actress Nominee)

Appeared in:

  • The Taming of the Shrew (1978 Shakespeare in the Park Production)  as Katherine
  • Romeo and Juliet (2012 Shakespeare in the Park Staged Reading) as Juliet

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Michael Fassbender (Best Supporting Actor Nominee)

Appearing in:

  • Macbeth (Currently in Pre-production) as Macbeth

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Sally Hawkins (Best Supporting Actress Nominee)

Appeared in:

  • Much Ado About Nothing (2000 theatre production)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2000 theatre production)

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Lupita Nyong’o (Best Supporting Actress Nominee)

Appeared in:

  • The Winter’s Tale (Yale School of Drama Production)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (Yale School of Drama Production)

Have you seen any of these movies or performances? What did you think? Leave a comment and let us know!