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Eddie Redmayne wins Oscar as Birdman named Best Picture

'Birdman' has won the coveted Best Picture award at the Oscars along with honours for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

Britain's Eddie Redmayne took the best actor Oscar for his portrayal as physicist Stephen Hawking in the biographical movie 'The Theory of Everything.'

Julianne Moore claimed the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in 'Still Alice'.

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Hawking 'very proud' of Redmayne's Oscar success

Stephen Hawking has said he is "very proud" of British actor Eddie Redmayne after his Oscar win.

Redmayne scooped the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything which tells the story of the physicist in his younger years.

Hawking congratulated Redmayne by posting a message to the actor on his official Facebook page:

Stephen Hawking's facebook message to Eddie Redmayne Credit: Facebook

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