actors have received Oscar nominations for playing Henry VIII.
Laughton won the 1932/33 Best Actor Oscar for playing the title
role in The Private Life of Henry VIII.
Robert Shaw was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing
Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966).
Richard Burton was nominated for Best Actor for playing Henry VIII
in Anne of the Thousand Days (1969).
role of Queen Elizabeth I has also yielded three nominations, but
for only two actresses.
Judi Dench won the Oscar for her eight-minute cameo as the monarch
in Shakespeare in Love in 1998.
Cate Blanchett received a Best Actress nomination the same year
for her performance of the
title role of Elizabeth, and was nominated again for its
sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age in 2007.
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