Veteran actress Shabana Azmi has lauded film director Tom Hooper's film 'The Danish Girl', and says the "level of performance" in the Oscar-nominated film made her feel like a "worm".

Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi

"First time in years that I got up to watch a film I left incomplete in the night. 'The Danish Girl'. Level of performances make me feel like a worm," Shabana tweeted.

Hooper's directorial stars Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch and Amber Heard.

Redmayne, who won last year's Oscar for best actor for his role in 'The Theory of Everything', has yet again been nominated in the Actor in a Leading Role category of Oscars for playing a transgender in 'The Danish Girl'.

Vikander has been nominated for the Actress in a Supporting Role award at the 88th Academy Awards.