Whilst it was no surprise that the Academy honoured 2014 drama 'Birdman' with the Best Picture Academy Award, it was a surprise that star Michael Keaton was overlooked, in favour of rising British star Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.
Whilst Hawking wasn't at the ceremony in person, he has sent his well wishes via his Facebook page, writing "Congratulations to Eddie Redmayne for winning an #Oscar for playing me in The Theory of Everything Movie. Well done Eddie, I'm very proud of you." High praise indeed from one of the smartest men on the planet.
'The Theory of Everything' is currently certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, with a 79% aggregate.