Michael Fassbender Praises Girlfriend Alicia Vikander, Is 'Very Proud' of Her Phenomenal Year

The 38-year-old actor had nothing but adoring things to say about his significant other to ET on the red carpet.

Michael Fassbender
has a lot to celebrate at the Golden Globes -- not only is he up for an award for his performance in Steve Jobs, his girlfriend, actress Alicia Vikander, is a double nominee.

Though the couple -- who reportedly met on the set of The Light Between The Oceans in 2014 -- has rarely spoken publicly about their romance, Fassbender had nothing but praise for his girlfriend’s phenomenal year, telling ET’s Nancy O’Dell he’s “very proud.”

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Should Vikander win tonight, either for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for The Danish Girl or Best Supporting actress in a Drama for Ex Machina, Fassbender is hoping to steal a moment with the 27-year-old Swedish actress to celebrate even though they’ll be hopping on planes immediately after the awards show to resume filming their respective movies.

“She heads back to Vegas and I head back to London,” the 38-year-old actor said, “but hopefully we’ll get a minute together. That would be nice.”

“We’ll have a few drinks and then we’re both out of here early [in the] morning – two in the morning or something,” Fassbender continued.

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Fassbender is no stranger to the Globes himself. He’s been nominated twice before, though he’s never come out on top. He told ET it’d be “exciting” if he took home his first Globe award tonight.

“It would be great,” he elaborated. “It’s just nice to be considered among such great talent. A win would be nice of course.”