Goteborg Festival Honors Alicia Vikander
The Oscar-winning actress will receive the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award for her life's work.
Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander has been tapped to receive the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award, the lifetime achievement award from Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival, which is set to run Jan. 27-28.
Vikander, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for 2015's The Danish Girl, will next take on the role of video-game heroine Lara Croft in MGM's reboot of the Tomb Raider action film franchise.
The 29-year-old actress co-starred in and made her debut as a producer on Lisa Langseth's Euphoria, which premiered in Toronto in September. The film will have its Nordic premiere in competition at Goteborg on Jan. 27. Euphoria, which co-stars Eva Green, marks Vikander's third collaboration with Langseth, following Vikander's feature film debut, Pure, in 2010, and Hotel in 2013.
"I’m very honored to be chosen by the festival and to receive this award at the same time as Euphoria is finally being shown to Swedish audiences,” Vikander said Friday in a statement. “It has been such a privilege to work with Lisa again. Lisa tells the stories that no one else dares to address, but that touch on something genuine and intimate about issues we can all relate to. Euphoria is especially important to me as it is my first time as co-producer. It has a distinctly female voice, and it is full of female talent on both sides of the camera.”
Vikander recently grabbed headlines when she put her name, alongside nearly 600 other Swedish actresses, on an open letter calling out sexual harassment and abuse in the Swedish film and theater industries.