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Redmayne tipped for awards hat trick for Hawking portrayal

Eddie Redmayne scooped another top acting award last night for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything - and dedicated it to those living with the scientist's condition.

The Brit beat Birdman star Michael Keaton in the most outstanding actor category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Redmayne has already won a Golden Globe, but it is thought he could now score a hat trick at the Oscar's next month.

The SAGs award ceremony, held in LA last night, is widely held as an indicator as to who will win at this year's Oscar's.

Redmayne will be up against Michael Keaton at the Oscar's on February 22. Credit: Reuters

In his acceptance speech, Redmayne told the audience he had learned a lot while making the biopic about Hawking, who suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

He said: "I would like to dedicate this award to those people around the world living with ALS, to those who have lost their lives to this brutal disease.

"In preparing to play Stephen I met many people fighting ALS, and I met their families fighting alongside them. And the courage and the bravery and the spirit, this triumph of spirit that I witnessed, blew my mind. So I'm incredibly grateful to them."

It is the second time Downton Abbey has won best cast in a TV drama series. Credit: ITV/Downton Abbey

There was more Brit success for Downton Abbey, who took the award for best ensemble cast in a TV drama series for the second time.

Earlier this month Downton star Joanne Froggatt won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of lady's maid Anna Bates in the critically acclaimed show.

Other winners included Julianne Moore, who scooped the outstanding performance by a female actor in Still Alice, in which she plays a woman with early onset dementia.

Julianne Moore accepts her award for best actress in film. Credit: Reuters

Full list of winners:

  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a motion picture: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a motion picture: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role: J.K Simmons, Whiplash
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture: Birdman
Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba with their two awards. Credit: Reuters
  • Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series: Downton Abbey
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series: Orange Is the New Black
  • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series: William H.Macy, Frank Gallagher in US version of Shameless
  • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series: Uzo Aduba, "Crazy Eyes" in Orange Is the New Black