Awards Alicia Vikander Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'The Danish Girl' The 2016 Oscars are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles By Chancellor Agard Chancellor Agard Chancellor is a staff writer covering TV and occasionally comics. He's still upset that Hugh Laurie never won an Emmy for House. People Editorial Guidelines and Rose Minutaglio Published on February 28, 2016 09:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP A powerful performance vaulted Alicia Vikander to the Academy Awards podium on Sunday. Last year’s Best Actor winner J.K. Simmons presented The Danish Girl star with the 2016 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at this year’s ceremony. When the first-time Oscar nominee’s name was announced, a shocked Vikander turned to her Oscar-nominated beau, Michael Fassbender, and gave him an adorable kiss before heading to the stage. Vikander thanked nominated costar Eddie Redmayne during her acceptance speech. “Eddie, thank you for being the best acting partner I could have!” Vikander, 27, said through tears. “I never could have done it without you. You raised my game.” • Check out PEOPLE’s full Academy Awards 2016 coverage and complete winners list! For more videos, go to Oscars.com Vikander took the trophy from a field that included The Hateful Eight‘s Jennifer Jason Leigh, Carol‘s Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams from Spotlight and Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs. The 88th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, are being presented live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.