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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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Moore praised for 'confronting stigma and isolation' of Alzheimer's

Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore has been praised for helping to "confront the stigma and isolation" felt by Alzheimer's sufferers, in her award acceptance speech.

Julianne Moore plays a woman struggling with dementia in 'Still Alice' Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Ian Kremer, executive director of the American organisation Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer's Disease, thanked the actress on Twitter saying: "Thanks to @_juliannemoore for confronting #stigma & #isolation of #Alzheimers/#dementia in #StillAlice speech."

Moore, who won the Best Actress prize for her role as a professor who develops a rare form of Alzheimer's at the age of 50 in the film Still Alice, accepted her Oscar by paying tribute to those who suffer from the illness and highlighting the fact that "so many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalised."

The British Alzheimer's Society also posted their congratulations to the star for her role on Twitter:

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