There was some TOUGH competition in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 17, but a winner has been named! Alicia Vikander took home the coveted award in 2016 for her role in ‘The Danish Girl,’ and it couldn’t be more deserved.
Alicia Vikander, 27, is officially the Critics’ favorite supporting actress! The gorgeous gal gave an exhilarating performance in the movie, The Danish Girl, and was awarded for her hard work and convincing character portrayal at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 on Jan. 17.
In the movie, Alicia plays the wife of a transgender woman (Eddie Redmayne), and made sure to reference the powerful duo in her speech. “I was surprised that I couldn’t find enough about this incredible couple,” she gushed. “I was very happy and extremely grateful when I was invited to shed light and bring light to a story which I think all of us thought was very moving, but also very important to tell, about two very pioneering women who went on a big journey together. So thank you.”
Alicia also made sure to specifically thank her co-star, who has gotten much critical acclaim for his role in the film. “I want to thank Eddie Redmayne who was my partner on this,” she said. “He’s a wonderful actor but also my best support throughout this shoot.” The Swedish actress deserved this award without a doubt, but she was certainly up against some intense competition!
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet were all also nominated, for their roles in the films The Hateful Eight, Carol, Spotlight, Trumbo and Steve Jobs, respectively. Considering many Critics’ Choice winners go on to win Oscars, this is definitely a big night for Alicia, and we’re so excited to see what goes down at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28 — she’s nominated in this category once again!
HollywoodLifers, were you surprised by who won Best Supporting Actress?!