Alicia Vikander: Oscar Nominee For Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander has been named as an Oscar nominee in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl.

In a statement to E! News, Vikander said: “I just woke up and I was trying to look at the live thing and as soon as it came up for the Best Supporting Actress category, my wi-fi just went off and then I got a call and I was really nervous to pick it up.

“I am deeply grateful to The Academy for this honour. To be recognised alongside these actresses and their inspiring performances is humbling. To be a part of bringing The Danish Girl to life was such a gift and to receive this nomination is a thrill.”

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.

The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are: Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight, Rooney Mara in Carol, Rachel McAdams in Spotlight, Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl, and Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs.

The awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2015 on February 28th 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.