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Alicia Vikander Thanks Boyfriend Michael Fassbender With a Kiss After Oscar Win

by Lynda Brendish 7:50 PM PST, February 28, 2016
Playing Alicia Vikander Thanks Boyfriend Michael Fassbender With a Kiss After Oscar Win

Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars Sunday night -- and although she didn't mention her boyfriend, Michael Fassbender, in her speech, the love was evident as she made her way to the podium.

Vikander thanked director Tom Hooper, co-star Eddie Redmayne and her parents. While Fassbender did not feature in The Danish Girl actress' speech, or in the thank you scroll that ran along the bottom of the screen during the broadcast, he did get an appreciative kiss as she left her seat.

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Backstage on the Thank You Cam, the 27-year-old actress expanded on her gratitude. "I want to say that the honesty and help that I got from the people I got to meet and talk to from the transgender community -- and their loved ones and friends -- was what made this film so rare and so special," she said. "It was their guidance that made me what to give [this story] the authenticity it deserved. This is for you. Thank you."

ET recently spoke to Fassbender, who is also nominated for an Oscar -- in the Best Actor category for his role in Steve Jobs – about Vikander's success. He told us he was "very proud" of her superstar career.

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The couple has been dating since 2014, when they reportedly met on the set of The Light Between the Oceans.

Don't miss ET's live Academy Awards pre-show on Pop this Sunday, Feb. 28., starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Go to PopTV.com to find out where to watch.

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