Swedish actress Alicia Vikander won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Gerda Wegener in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl”, surprising many viewers who thought that it would go to Kate Winslet as she had won the Golden Globe and Bafta awards for her role in “Steve Jobs”.
Other nominees in the category were Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight, Rooney Mara for Carol” and Rachel McAdams for Spotlight.
“Thank you Academy for this recognition. I share my award with my incredible crew from the film. Thank you my director Tom (Hooper), thank you Eddie for being the best acting partner. In the end, I would like to thank my mom and dad who believed in me,” Alicia said accepting the Oscar.
She has also acted in “A Royal Affair”, “Testament of Youth” and “Ex Machina.
Here’s is a list of other awards so far announced live:
Best Visual Effects: “Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Best Sound Mixing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Best Sound Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White
Best Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel
Best Cinematography: “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Makeup and Hair Styling: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Costume Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short”
Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight”