Michael Fassbender. 38, and Alicia Vikander, 27, both got some very good news on Thursday morning.
The lovebirds were each nominated for Academy Awards – he in the Best Actor category for his drama Jobs and she in the Best Supporting Actress category for her film The Danish Girl.
This comes after the two were both nominated for Golden Globe Awards. On Sunday after the ceremony they were seen holding hands at the CAA after party held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.
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Praised pair: Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, seen holding hands a Golden Globes after party at the Sunset Tower on Sunday, were both nominated for Academy Awards on Thursday morning
At the Globes, Alicia stunned in a white column dress with her hair up and a purse on her shoulder as Michael looked dapper in a black tux.
They appeared to be waiting for a car to pick them up as she held onto her phone.
At the awards show, the two hesitated to show any affection.
Close: At the awards show, the two hesitated to show any affection
I’ve got to hand it to you: When he was named as a nominee for Jobs, she rubbed his arm and put a hand on his shoulder
Come on, just kiss him! And when his Jobs co-star Kate Winslet talked onstage about how impressive he is as an actor during her acceptance speech, Vikander rubbed his arm again
When he was named as a nominee for Jobs, she rubbed his arm and put a hand on his shoulder.
And when his Jobs co-star Kate Winslet talked onstage about how impressive he is as an actor during her acceptance speech, Vikander rubbed his arm again.
The chemistry was palpable, making it fairly evident they are an item.
The next big thing? Alicia stunned in a white column dress with her hair up at the NBC Universal GG party
The two have been seen out in public together for months, but have not shown any affection.
At the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May, they posed side by side, but did not do more than that.
It is not known why they are so shy in public, but Michael has often not talked about his love life in general.
Arm in arm but no kiss: At the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Energy Station at Monte Carlo on May, they posed side by side, but did not do more than that
2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Matt Damon, The Martian
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Brie Larson, Room
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Lenny Abraham, Room
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Rooney Mara, Carol
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
JJennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bridge of Spies
Straight Outta Compton
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hateful Eight
The Danish Girl
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Boy And The World
When Marnie Was There
Shaun The Sheep