The Swedish actress has been nominated for her work in the critically lauded film ‘The Danish Girl’.
The 27 years old actress Alicia Vikander has received high accolades for her role in ‘The Danish Girl’. Vikander played the emotional role of Gerda, wife of first person to live openly as a transgender woman.
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The Swedish actress has scored an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. According to Vikander she was fascinated with the story of the couple. The fascination made it easy for Vikander to connect to her character.
The story shows a transgender who had to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. Vikander has stated she was touched by the extremely complex journey the couple go on.
Vikander also praised her co-star Eddie Redmayne and director Tom Hopper. Vikander described the experience as extraordinary. Vikander plays the early 20th century painter Gerda Wegener in ‘The Danish Girl’. Wegener’s husband was the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery in real life.
Vikander has been leading in the Best Supporting Actress category in the 2016 award season. Vikander has already won the best supporting actress Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice awards.
Viaknder was also was nominated for the best actress Golden Globe Award. Viaknder is also widely predicted to go home with an Oscar for The Danish Girl on Sunday night.
Other than ‘The Danish Girl’ Vikander also gained praise for her work in another film Ex Machina. Vikander played an android with artificial intelligence in Ex Machina.
For her role Vikander has already won the best supporting actress Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award. Vikander was also nominated for the best supporting actress Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. So in the 2016 Award season Vikander has scored not with one but two films.
Even Vikander’s co-star Eddie Redmayne has praised the actress for her work. Redmayne credits Vikander for pushing him to take his performance to the next level in The Danish Girl.
According to Redmayne, his co-star Vikander is a force of nature. Redmayne describes Vikander an extraordinary talent with a deep, visceral relationship with her emotions. Vikander challenged Redmayne to step up his acting game continuously.
When Viaknder was asked what she thought about her newfound international stardom. The Swedish actress replied she is still trying to get used to it all. It is widely believed Vikander is in a relationship with Michael Fassbender.
In 2015, other than Ex Machina and The Danish Girl, Vikander starred in a number of films. The other films are an action comedy ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’ and a rom-com ‘Burnt’. Vikander landed the part in ‘The Danish Girl’ after a successful ‘chemistry read’ with Redmayne.
Other actresses nominated for the Best Supporting Actress category include industry professionals. Such Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams and Kate Winslet. However none of them have delivered a performance as bold and raw as Vikander.
So what makes Vikander good enough for the Oscar is her relentless ability to perform a role emotionally. From a wider perspective it can be seen Vikander has delivered a number of different roles in 2015. So as an actress Vikander is on her A-game as an Oscar contender.
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In ‘The Danish Girl’ we can see her emotional abilities at the pinnacle of acting. Vikander tackles one of the earliest known stories of the trans experience boldly.