Alicia Vikander & Ruben Östlund Nominated For BAFTA

Alicia Vikander has been nominated for two BAFTA awards for her roles in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina, and Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s film Turist (international title Force Majeure) is nominated for Best Non-English Language Film.

Alicia Vikander, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a seductive android in Ex Machina, and in the Best Actress category for her part as Eddie Redmayne’s supportive wife in The Danish Girl. Other best actress contenders are Maggie Smith for The Lady in the Van, Cate Blanchett for Carol, and Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn.

“I feel very honoured to be nominated. The Danish Girl and Ex Machina have been such a gift for me to work with,” said Vikander, whose first BAFTA nomination came in 2013 for Best Newcomer. She is also nominated for the same roles in the same categories at this year’s Golden Globes on Sunday.

Since its Swedish premiere in August 2014, Östlund’s Turist has collected six Guldbagge awards and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film. It tells the story of a family on a skiing holiday in the French Alps where they find themselves staring down at an avalanche during lunch one day; and in the aftermath, their dynamic is shaken to its core.

The 2016 BAFTA awards ceremony will take place in London on February 14th.

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