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Oscars 2015: Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor award

Eddie Redmayne poses with his Oscar for best actor nominee for his role in "The Theory of Everything". Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Eddie Redmayne has won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in 'The Theory of Everything'.

Speaking backstage after the ceremony in Los Angeles, Redmayne said: "For Stephen Hawking, the illness was of little interest to him. He lives forward, passionately."

On making the movie, he said: "When I watch a film, I believe what I see on screen. We felt a responsibility to tell their story."

The 33-year-old joked that the best actor win will give him some peace of mind about his future career.

"I've always had to fight for jobs. Retaining employment will keep me very happy," he said.


Birdman wins Oscar for best original screenplay

Alejandro G. Inarritu directed Birdman and also co-wrote the screenplay. Credit: BREUEL-BILD/ABB/DPA/Press Association Images

Birdman has won the Oscar for best original screenplay.

The film was written by director Alejandro G. Inarritu along with Alexander Dinelaris Nicolás Giacobone, and Armando Bo.

Joan Rivers not included in Oscars memorial segment

Comedian Joan Rivers used to comment on fashion from Oscars the red carpet. Credit: MM/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The Oscars has sparked some controversy after comic Joan Rivers was missed out by its In Memoriam section.

Actor John Barrowman tweeted his surprise at her exclusion.

Arquette wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette starred in Boyhood along with Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Patricia Arquette has won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Boyhood.

Last year's best supporting actor Jared Leto presented the award.

Accepting her statuette, Arquette paid tribute to the other "beautiful powerful nominees" and "my Boyhood family who I love and admire".

In a highly political speech, she said: "To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America."


Poland's 'Ida' wins Oscar for best foreign language film

Poland's 'Ida', which is about a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun, has won the Academy Award for best foreign language film.

Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor presented the award to the film's director Pawel Pawlikowski, who lives and works in England. He told the audience: "Life is full of surprises".

In pictures: Red carpet arrivals at the Oscars 2015

Hollywood stars are arriving for the Oscars 2015 ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Rosamund Pike wore Givenchy on the red carpet ahead of the 87th Academy Awards. Credit: RTV
Academy award winner Lupita Nyong'o dazzled in a pearl-inspired Calvin Klein dress. Credit: RTV
Julianne Moore is nominated for the Best Actress award for her role in Still Alice. Credit: RTV
Cate Blanchett wore a statement necklace to complement her black dress. Credit: RTV
Felicity Jones looked stunning in a cream and beige Alexander McQueen dress. Credit: RTV

Oscars hopeful Eddie Redmayne arrives at ceremony

Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for the Best Actor award at the Oscars 2015. Credit: RTV

British actor Eddie Redmayne, who is nominated for the Best Actor award, has arrived at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Redymayne is expected to face tough competition from Michael Keaton who has been nominated for his performance in Birdman.

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