Just call her the golden girl. Alicia Vikander, 27, won her first career Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in The Danish Girl. When her name was called, the Swedish actress jumped up to hug her mom and kiss boyfriend (and fellow Oscar nominee for the title role in Steve Jobs) Michael Fassbender, 38.
The couple's rare public display of affection came as a surprise to fans, since the stars typically make an effort to walk the red carpet separately and keep the details of their relationship under wraps. Earlier this year, Michael told reporters he’s “very proud” of his girlfriend and the success she has had this awards season. The duo met and fell in love on the set of The Light Between Oceans (in theatres Sept. 2016).
When Alicia stepped on stage to accept the award, the Louis Vuitton-clad star – who was nominated alongside Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Jason Leigh – was eager to thank her co-star Eddie Redmayne. “Thank you for being the best acting partner,” said Alicia. “I couldn’t have done it without you. You raised my game.” She also shared the moment with her loving family, saying, “Mom and dad, thank you for giving me the belief that anything can happen.”
On her way into the Dolby Theatre, Alicia told reporters that it would "be great" if her category was announced early in the show because "then we can have a drink!" The Ex Machina star got her wish after her win came about an hour into the very long broadcast.