• Alicia Vikander, Rooney Mara, and the Most Egregiously Miscategorized Oscar Nominees
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    Kevin Polowy

    Alicia Vikander, Rooney Mara, and the Most Egregiously Miscategorized Oscar Nominees

    Related: 2016 Oscar Predictions: Our Picks in Every Category There are two particularly egregious examples of this so-called “category fraud” in the 2016 Oscar race. Alicia Vikander is the favorite to win Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl, despite the fact that she is the historical drama’s clear-cut female lead. She’ll be up against Rooney Mara, who is the clear-cut co-lead in Carol alongside Cate Blanchett. Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl (2015) As mentioned, the Swedish breakout is the frontrunner in Best Supporting Actress, and does indeed deliver an Oscar-caliber performance as portrait artist Gerda Wegener.

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