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Eddie Redmayne took home the award for outstanding male actor in a leading role on Sunday night for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
“I would like to dedicate this award — this wonderful, skinny man — to those people around the world living with ALS, to those who have lost their lives to this brutal disease,” a visibly choked-up Redmayne said. “To Stephen and Jane [Hawking] back in Cambridge, thank you for allowing someone who gave up science when they were 14 years old to enter your orbit. …Thank you for reminding me of the overwhelming power of the will to love and the will to live every second of your life as fully and as passionately as possible.”
See more: SAG Awards 2015: The Red-Carpet Arrivals
This marks the first SAG Award win for Redmayne, who is nominated for an Oscar for best performance by an actor in a leading role this year. The Theory of Everything also holds Oscar nominations in four other categories, including best motion picture and best performance by an actress in a leading role for Felicity Jones.
The actor was nominated alongside The Imitation Game‘s Benedict Cumberbatch, Foxcatcher‘s Steve Carell, Nightcrawler‘s Jake Gyllenhaal and Birdman‘s Michael Keaton.
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