Best Actress 2015: Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl


The Facts

Oscar History
Vikander has yet to receive an Oscar nomination

This Year
Vikander has
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Gerda Wegener, the wife of Lili Elbe (Eddie Redmayne), one of the first people to undergo sex-reassignment surgery


  • Venice Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 5, 2015)
  • Toronto International Film Festival – North American Premiere (Sept. 12, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Focus Features
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 27, 2015 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? The most obvious choice for the best-actress lineup’s token “newbie” spot, Vikander has broken through with critics and cinephiles in a huge way – expect her to collect some critics prizes for her body of work: Ex Machina, Testament of Youth, and, well, The Danish Girl. Focus Features seems to be throwing its weight behind this one; Vikander stands out, according to early reviews.

Why not? Focus may campaign Vikander in supporting – likely to give Carey Mulligan’s turn in the Focus-distributed Suffragette some room to breathe. But that could very well change if the feminist-movement pic flounders.


Ranking: No. 3 as of Sept. 7, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Picture 2015: The Danish Girl
  • Best Director 2015: Tom Hooper for The Danish Girl
  • Best Actor 2015: Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Amber Heard for The Danish Girl
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Matthias Schoenaerts for The Danish Girl
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Ben Whishaw for The Danish Girl
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: Lucinda Coxon for The Danish Girl