Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander earn second BAFTA nod in a row

London : On-screen couple Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander have both been nominated for BAFTA for their roles in transgender movie ‘The Danish Girl’.

The 34-year-old actor will go up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston in the Best Actor award category, while his on-screen partner will face competition from Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Dame Maggie Smith and Saoirse Ronan in the Best Actress category, the Mirror reports.

Redmayne is also an early favourite to secure an Oscar nomination for the same movie as Lili Elbe, one of the first known transgender women to receive sex reassignment surgery. He has already been nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for it.

The actor cleared up during last year award season, thanks to his role in ‘The Theory of Everything’ and he’s well on his way to doing it again this year.

The nominations were confirmed in London on January 8 ahead of next month’s Valentine’s Day award show.

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