Redmayne wins Oscar for best actor

February 23, 2015 5:43 AM

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"The Theory of Everything" star Eddie Redmayne was considered the Oscar front-runner for best actor. But his oversized reaction when he won gave no hint of entitlement.

Redmayne, 33, who portrayed scientist Stephen Hawking in the film that tracked both his physical decline as well as his first love, rushed on to the stage like a kid. He mugged a big grin for presenter Cate Blanchett and, at one point in his speech, hugged the Oscar statuette with delight.

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