There was some tough competition in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 30, but a winner has been named! Alicia Vikander took home the coveted award for her emotional performance in ‘The Danish Girl,’ and it couldn’t be more well deserved. Congrats!
Alicia Vikander, 27, is having an amazing year! The incredibly talented actress took home the award for Best Supporting Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her portrayal of Einar Wegener in The Danish Girl — just weeks after nabbing the same award at the Critics’ Choice Awards — go Alicia!
The handsome Jeremy Renner presented the award to Alicia, who couldn’t help but get a little choked up while delivering her heartfelt speech thanking both her co-stars and the Screen Actors Guild for her amazing win. “Thank you to my fellow actors, my friends, my peers. This is honestly just the highest honor,” she began. “Eddie [Redmayne], you’re here tonight and I want to thank you and everyone in this amazing cast that I went on this journey with. Also, a performance is not made only by actors. There are so many talented people working behind the camera. There are the people who give us the words, the direction, the makeup, the costumes, and hair — it’s all of this together that makes it possible for us to create a character and a story that alone, we actors could not tell. So thank you to an amazing crew and everyone who was involved from the transgender community, their friends and loved ones, I couldn’t have done this role without you.”
Alicia Vikander — Wins Best Supporting Actress At The 2016 SAG Awards
Wearing a stunning Louis Vuitton patchwork sequin gown, Alicia looked absolutely stunning as she took to the stage to accept the coveted award. Overall, this has been quite the impressive awards season for the talented actress, who, on top of securing tonight’s win, also recently took home the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards, in addition to earning her first Academy Award nomination.
As for her part in The Danish Girl, Alicia gives a powerful performance as Einar Wegener, a painter in the 1920s who wrestles with her course of action when her husband (played by Eddie Redmayne) reveals his desire to live as a woman. The film, directed by Tom Hooper, has been one of the most talked about movies of the year, earning a long list of accolades including four Oscar nominations in the categories of Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet were all also nominated, for their roles in the films Carol, Spotlight, Trumbo and Steve Jobs, respectively. Considering many SAG award 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. Best of luck!
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