Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Sunday list of Oscars winners and handed them the 2015 awards. The 87th annual Academy Awards took place at the Dolby theater in Los Angeles and are being hosted by Gone Girl star Neil Patrick Harris.
Eddie Redmayne was so excited to win the best actor Oscar for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
Redmayne nominated for the Oscars after claiming the Screen Actors’ Guild’s best actor award last month. The winner of that award has gone on to pick up the best actor Oscar every year since 2003.
After receiving the award, Redmayne said:” Thank you. Thank you. I don’t think I’m capable of articulating quite how I feel right now. I’m fully aware that I am a lucky, lucky man. This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family – Stephen, Jane and the Hawking children. I will be his custodian. I will be at his beck and call. I wait on him hand and foot. Thank you to Hannah, my wife. I love you – we have a new fella coming to share our apartment.”
The Theory of Everything movie is about Hawking’s story from his early years as a astrophysics student at Cambridge university. It follows the celebrated physicist as he develops his theory of relativity, while experiencing the early symptoms of motor neurone disease. Redmayne plays Hawking as he gradually loses use of much of his body and learns to use a wheelchair and speak through a computer.