Stephen Hawking to Eddie Redmayne on Oscar win: 'I'm very proud of you'
MANILA, Philippines – The great Stephen Hawking said he was very proud of Eddie Redmayne's Best Actor win at this year's Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, USA. (READ:
The living legend took to his Facebook page to post a statement of congratulations to the actor, saying: "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. -SH"
Eddie received the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as a young Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. In his speech, he thanked Stephen, Stephen's ex-wife Jane, and his family, and dedicated his win to those struggling with ALS.
"This Oscar belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family Stephen, Jane, Jonathan, and the Hawking children," he said.
In The Theory of Everything, Eddie plays the young Stephen Hawking, following his story from his years as a student through his diagnosis of motor neuron disease at just 21. The film explores his relationships and the ups and downs of his brilliant career.
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