Alicia Vikander, who is expected to play Lisbeth Salander in the upcoming adaptation of The Girl In The Spider’s Web, has been nominated for two Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina and Best Actress in The Danish Girl.
Vikander faces fierce competition in both categories. Among the nominees for Best Actress are Kate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara and Saoirse Ronan. In the category for Best Supporting Actress are Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jane Fonda.
In The Danish Girl, Vikander portrays Gerda, an artist whose husband Einar (Eddie Redmayne) begins to dress as a woman, but then gradually reveals that he is a woman deep down and starts to live as Lili.
In Ex Machina, programmer Caleb arrives at a remote location to find that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl (Vikander).
“I am truly thrilled and grateful to the HFPA for both of these wonderful nominations! To be considered amongst all these brilliant actresses and their outstanding performances is such an honour,” Alicia said in a statement. “Working on The Danish Girl and Ex Machina were such gifts in themselves, and for this to happen is all so exciting. Thank you.”
The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Ricky Gervais on Sunday, January 10th 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.