Alicia Vikander won the SAG Award for Best Supporting Artist at Saturday night’s SAG Awards, beating out Kate Winslet, Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara, and Helen Mirren for the win.
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Nominated for her role in The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander is favored to win in the same category at the Academy Awards.
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The first-time SAG Awards winner, Alicia Vikander was emotional as she gave her acceptance speech.
“Honestly, this is the highest honor,” she said. “Just to be invited to join this stage. Thank you.”
The actress recalled watching her mother–who is also an actress–when she was just a little girl.
“I loved to watch her rehearse and I love to watch her perform,” she said. “I saw a sudden thrill. I saw an excitement of a collaboration and exchange and camaraderie between actors by fellow actors.”
Alicia Vikander, who appeared in her first professional role in her native Sweden back in 2008, also recognized her costar in The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne.
“Eddie, you’re here tonight. I want to thank you and everyone in this amazing cast that I was on this journey with,” she said.
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In addition to her role in The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander is noted for her roles in Ex Machina, A Royal Affair, Ana Karenina, and more.
Did you catch the SAG Awards on Saturday evening? Are you among those thrilled for Alicia Vikander’s first SAG Awards win?