Eddie Redmayne says The Danish Girl is a 'testament to the vision of our fearless director Tom Hooper' as he picked up a Best Actor Oscar nomination this week.

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

This was the second consecutive Best Actor nod for Redmayne, who scooped this prestigious prize twelve months ago for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

The British actor went on to say that being recognised for portraying Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl was very 'special' for him.

Speaking about his nomination, Redmayne said: "I'm incredibly grateful to the Academy for this nomination - particularly in a year with so many brilliant films and performances. This nomination is a testament to the vision of our fearless director Tom Hooper, and the support of my fellow cast members, especially the incandescent Alicia Vikander.

"Being recognized for The Danish Girl is particularly special to me; if sharing Lili and Gerda's journey and their love story can in any small way be a part of positive social change - then I will be even more grateful."

The Danish Girl picked up four Oscar nominations on Thursday, including Best Supporting Actress for Alicia Vikander, Best Achievement in Production Design, and Best Achievement in Costume Design.

However, it does look like Redmayne may not make it two Best Actor Oscar wins on the trot, as Leonardo DiCaprio is the favourite to win for his performance in The Revenant.

Redmayne and DiCaprio are joined by Bryan Cranston, Michael Fassbender, and Matt Damon for their work on Trumbo, Steve Jobs, and The Martian.

Redmayne will be back on the big screen later this year with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which sees him take on the central role of Newt Scamander.

The Oscar winners will be announced on 28th February. The Danish Girl is out now.

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