Eddie Redmayne Aims For Second BAFTA Trophy With 'The Danish Girl'

10:00 PM EST 1/11/2016 by Maria Victoria Quiroz, Celebeat Reporter

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The nomination list for the Bafta was announced at the Bafta's Central London headquarters in Piccadilly and includes the names of onscreen couple Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively. Redmayne and Vikander entered the nominees' list for their perfect portrayal of their roles in "The Danish Girl." If luck happens, this would be Redmayne's second Bafta trophy.

After the radical stance achieved through his performance in "The Danish Girl," Redmayne is eyeing on grabbing another Bafta. This indeed would be a well-deserved reward for all his hard work; his innovative acting skills were exhibited quite well in the movie.

Similar to last year's nomination that made him win the affluent title of Best Actor for "The Theory of Everything," this year the actor has been nominated once again for his outstanding performance in his first transgender role. But for budding actors like Redmayne, winning a trophy for his first heavy lead role and being nominated again in the same title the next year is already a mark of victory.

Reports by Mirror UK states that the nominations are all confirmed. This year the competition is indeed tough, while the 34-year-old actor will have to face Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant," along with Bryan Cranston for "Trumbo," Matt Damon for "The Martian," and Michael Fassbender, who played the lead in "Steve Jobs"--all up against one another for the cherry on top. The Bafta is scheduled to take place next month, February 14, at the London's Royal Opera House, calling in the most renowned stars of the country. 

"The Danish Girl" itself as a film faces a huge promise for a trophy too. Both of its leading actors would not get nominated at all if not for a great film of which they are a part.  

The Bafta has always played a vital role in deciding the future line-up at the Oscars. According to Independent news, Redmayne is a name that is already on the nomination list for the Oscars for his role as "Lili Elbe," the first-ever transgender woman who underwent a sex change surgery. The movie has also been nominated at several other award ceremonies, such as Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.  

Amidst tight competition, the actor remains pretty optimistic about his nomination. Comparatively, this movie is both extremely different and inspiring and his work is obviously appreciated well in the industry by many.

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