He took home the prize for Best Actor playing the physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.
However, it seems that winning wasn’t part of Eddie Redmayne’s theory on the night, as he gave an emotional speech at the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night – and looked genuinely shocked to have won.
‘Thank you – I don’t I’m capable of articulating quite how I feel right now but please know this – I am fully aware of that I am lucky, lucky man,’ he began, clutching his trophy.
Julianne became emotional when she revealed for the first time that her husband Bart Freundlich predicted she would win the Oscar.
‘I’ve never told anyone this… but [my husband] was the first person to see the film.
‘He was crying and I was like what’s going on?’ she said.
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Neil, 41, only managed a few jokes before bringing out his jazz hands, performing a hilarious original song – Moving Pictures – about the great and good of Hollywood.
Neil’s spirited routine – where he was joined by Anna Kendrick and Jack Black – paid tribute to some of Hollywood’s best known performances and scenes, and had the star-studded audience.
Taking home the first of award of the night was J.K. Simmons for Whiplash – a perhaps unsurprising win considering he has swept the board in the same category this awards season.
The actors studio: J.K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne pose with their Oscars backstage