BEST ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne
As Lili, Eddie Redmayne portrays an artist torn by the societal norms and restrictions of the early 20th century while trying to transition from male to female. Redmayne was previously a winner for best actor for his rople in The Theory Of Everything (2014).
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander plays Gerda, a painter in the 1920s who wrestles with her course of action when her husband reveals his desire to live as a woman. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Alicia Vikander.
COSTUME DESIGN: Paco Delgado
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Paco Delgado. He was previously nominated forLES MISÉRABLES (2012).
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Eve Stewart (Production Design); Michael Standish (Set Decoration)
This is the fourth Academy Award nomination for Eve Stewart. She was previously nominated for LES MISÉRABLES (2012), THE KING’S SPEECH (2010) and TOPSY-TURVY (1999).
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Michael Standish.
While it was a good day for The Danish Girl it was a shutout for Oscar hopeful Tangerine. This was despite the efforts of notable transgender celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox. Tangerine was an independent film which was shot entirely using an iPhone. It featured transgender actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor.