Alicia Vikander has been named recipient of the Rising Star Award at the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival, PSIFF organizers announced on Tuesday.
Vikander, who appeared in five different films in 2015, was recently named the year's best supporting actress by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her role as a cyborg in "Ex Machina."
She is receiving the Palm Springs award for her performance in Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," which has been considered a far likelier awards contender for her, and will receive it at PSIFF's annual Awards Gala, a black-tie fundraiser that doubles as a campaign stop during the final days of Oscar voting.
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The Palm Springs International Film Festival begins on Jan. 1 and runs through Jan. 11 in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles.