British Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne dedicated his award to all those people battling motor neurone disease (known as ALS in America), the illness which has left Professor Stephen Hawking in a wheelchair.
Redmayne paid passionate tribute to the Hawking family after he won the Best Actor award for his portrayal of the famous physicist in The Theory of Everything.
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I don't think I'm capable of articulating quite how I feel right now. I'm fully aware that I'm a lucky, lucky man.
This award belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS.
I will be its custodian and I promise you I will look after him, I will polish him, I will answer his beck and call and wait on him hand and foot.
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