After making a statement on the Oscar red carpet, Alicia Vikander, a first-time Oscar nominee, walked away Sunday with the win for best supporting actress at the 2016 Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. She won for playing a transgender man’s wife in “The Danish Girl.”
Before heading onstage to collect her trophy, the 27-year-old actress kissed her boyfriend and fellow nominee Michael Fassbender, 38, who is up for best actor for “Steve Jobs.” The duo have been linked since 2014.
“I share this with our fabulous crew and cast,” Vikander said, calling the academy’s recognition “incredible.” The Swedish actress gave special thanks to “The Danish Girl” director Tom Hooper and her co-star, Eddie Redmayne.
“Tom, thank you so much for your support and your belief in me. And Eddie, thank you for being the best acting partner. I couldn’t have done it without you. You raised my game.”
Last year’s best actor in a Supporting Role winner, J.K. Simmons, presented Vikander with her award. She was up against Kate Winslet for “Steve Jobs,” Rachel McAdams for “Spotlight,” Rooney Mara for “Carol” and Jennifer Jason Leigh for “The Hateful Eight.”