Matthias Schoenaerts says he is keeping his fingers crossed for both Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander at this weekend's Oscars.

Matthias Schoenaerts

Matthias Schoenaerts

Schoenaerts starred alongside Redmayne and Vikander in The Danish Girl, and the pair has picked up Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominations for their performances.

And while Schoenaerts will not be at the ceremony on Sunday, the actor is vocal in his support for the team behind the film.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the actor said: "I don't have the time to go to the Oscars because I'm preparing for a film and just want to hide out.

"And hopefully, fingers crossed, Eddie and Alicia come home with an Oscar. I really hope so. I had a blast working on it. I love Tom Hooper and I love the entire team, and so fingers crossed."

The Danish Girl hit the big screen at the beginning of the year and saw Redmayne take on the role of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe and Vikander played her wife Gerda Wegener.

Redmayne has picked up his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar and Vikander is in the mix in the Best Supporting Actress Oscar; this is the first Oscar nomination of her career.

Redmayne looks set to miss out to Leonardo DiCaprio and Vikander looks set to head to head with Kate Winslet for Best Supporting Actress and is still very much in the race to win.

As for Schoenaerts, we have already seen him star in The Danish Girl and A Bigger Splash and is set to return in Disorder.

We are also going to see the actor on the small screen this year with TV series Lewis and Clark. The series will follow explorers Meriweather Lewis and William Clark and Schoenaerts will take on the role of Clark alongside Casey Affleck.

The Oscar winners will be announced Sunday 28th February.


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