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Swede Alicia Vikander wins Oscar for 'Danish Girl' role

Swede Alicia Vikander wins Oscar for 'Danish Girl' role

What happens when beauty meet talent is an Oscar, and this is exactly what transpired at the 88 Academy Awards, when Swedish actress Alicia Amanda Vikander won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl.

Wearing a daring yellow gown with her hair swept back into a half bun, Alicia looked Oscar worthy in her show-stopping outfit. "You carry an anxiety around with you-I've met many actors now who will say this-and the lonely feeling that this could be your one chance". There you are! Thank you for being the best acting partner.

Alicia also paid a special mention to her co-star Eddie Redmayne, as well as the film's director Tom Hooper. "I never even heard, 'No, thank you.' So I decided that I had to get myself to London", she had told a magazine. "I flew in from Vietnam so I feel like I'm in another place but this is a childhood dream, I can't believe I'm here".

Sofia Vergara, the star of television's "Modern Family" and a presenter on Sunday, stunned in a sweetheart-neckline navy blue Marchesa gown that showcased her oft-talked-about curves.

Alicia also said she hopes The Danish Girl, about transgender artist Lili Elbe, opens up opportunities for more films about transgender stories.

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ET chatted with the Danish Girl star earlier this month at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, when she revealed how she comes up with her already much-praised awards season style. "I want to thank my friends and my mom and dad".

Leonardo DiCaprio ended years of disappointment while Spotlight was the surprise victor of best picture on an Oscars night dominated by the diversity controversy.

Why the green? "I'm very proud to be Irish", said the nominee, who also wore green when first nominated for an Oscar for "Atonement" in 2008.

Nominated alongside Vikander for best supporting actress was former Oscar victor Kate Winslet of "Steve Jobs", who won this year's Golden Globe it the same category; as well as critical favorites Jennifer Jason Leigh of "The Hateful Eight" and Rooney Mara of "Carol"; along with Rachel McAdams of "Spotlight".

He told the Press Association: "I wish I had his number, I don't know him, I just love Gandalf".


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