The Swedish-born star of The Danish Girl will collect the Rising Star Award at the The 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) on January 2.
Previous recipients of the Rising Star Award include Jessica Biel, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Bryce Dallas Howard, Terrence Howard, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, and Scarlett Johansson.
“In The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander delivers a superb performance as Gerda Wegener, the wife of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe,” said film festival chairman Harold Matzner.
“She projects so much love and pain as she goes on a journey with Lili during an era when there was no precedent for it. Gerda’s own transformation as a character speaks to the story’s themes of courage and self-acceptance.”
Vikander also starred this year in Ex Machina and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Her upcoming films include The Light Between Oceans, Tulip Fever and Paul Greengrass’ new Jason Bourne thriller opposite Matt Damon.
The festival runs from January 1-11.