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Hollywood Film Awards: Alicia Vikander to receive the Hollywood Breakout Actress Award for “The Danish Girl”

Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl
It’s always rather delightful to see someone really break in the industry in a big way. This year, the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards are taking notice of Alicia Vikander’s tremendous 2015 and bestowing upon her the Hollywood Breakout Actress Award. She’s impressed in both The Danish Girl and Ex Machina, with the former likely to score here a Best Supporting Actress nomination. As such, this is a great honor for her, likely just the first of many to come. Even if Oscar somehow doesn’t end up citing her as well, this has Vikander on the radar for years to come. The Hollywood Film Awards are unquestionably right to honor her here in this regard. She’s earned it, and then some…

Here’s part of the press release once again announcing this honor:

dick clark productions announced today that the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Actress Award,” for The Danish Girl

In addition to starring in Hooper’s acclaimed film “The Danish Girl,” “Hollywood Breakout Actress” Alicia Vikander also starred in this year’s extremely successful “Ex Machina” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer.

One of the most promising actors of her generations, Alicia Vikander has been a talent to watch in cinema over the past five years, gaining international recognition. Her breakthrough performance was in Lisa Langseth’s Pure, which brought her a Guldbagge Award (Sweden’s official film award, given annually since 1964 by the Swedish Film Institute), also known as the Golden Bug Award, for Best Actress. Following Pure, she starred in Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Director Joe Wright then cast her in his bold theatrical vision of Anna Karenina, for Working Title Films and Focus Features. Her recent films have been notable for the range of her characterizations. She incarnated the next frontier of female artificial intelligence in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, which generated box office and critical attention in both the U.S. and the U.K., and took on the role of real-life antiwar activist and author Vera Brittain in James Kent’s WWI-set Testament of Youth, and was a British Independent Film Award nominee for Best Actress. Her upcoming movies include Derek Cianfrance’s drama The Light Between Oceans; Justin Chadwick’s 17-century-set romance Tulip Fever; and Paul Greengrass’ new action thriller, opposite Matt Damon as Jason Bourne

Congrats again to Ms. Vikander!

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A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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