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.
Female stars are calling for reporters to ask them more thoughtful questions on the red carpet, not just who designed their dresses.
British writers singled out their inspirational mothers for the work they do taking calls in crisis centres.
Many of the stars at the Oscars shared a view from the other side of the red carpet on social media, here is a glimpse behind the curtain.