Best Actress 2016: Alicia Vikander for The Light Between Oceans

aliciavikander_lightA photo of Alicia Vikander in Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans (via Indiewire/The Playlist)

The Facts

Oscar History
Vikander has one win from one nomination

  • Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Danish Girl (2015)

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

About the Film

Role: Isabel Sherbourne, who, with her lighthouse-keeper husband Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), raises a baby found on an adrift rowboat

Festivals: N/A

U.S. Distributor: Touchstone/Disney
U.S. Release Date: Sept. 2, 2016
U.S. Box Office: TBD

Why? With the new Bourne flick and (possibly) Tulip Fever also heading to theaters in 2016, supporting-actress incumbent Alicia Vikander may be in for another banner year. Perhaps this role in The Light Between Oceans as a wife and mother will land her in the Oscar lineup once again.

Why not? The film’s Labor Day weekend bow feels like a nail in the coffin. Will Disney really push this one?

Ranking: No. 7 as of Apr. 16, 2016

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Actress 2016: Alicia Vikander for Tulip Fever
  • Best Picture 2016: The Light Between Oceans
  • Best Director 2016: Derek Cianfrance for The Light Between Oceans
  • Best Actor 2016: Michael Fassbender for The Light Between Oceans
  • Best Supporting Actress 2016: Rachel Weisz for The Light Between Oceans
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: Derek Cianfrance for The Light Between Oceans