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Professor Stephen Hawking congratulates 'Theory of Everything' star

Eddie Redmayne takes home Best Actor statue in surprise win

By Ben Gourlay on Feb 23, 2015 05:07 pm CST - 0 mins, 35 secs reading time

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'.

Professor Stephen Hawking congratulates 'Theory of Everything' star |

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.

Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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