WOWOWOW! Eddie Redmayne just won the Best Actor Award at SAG for “The Theory of Everything.” Playing the multi-disabled astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, Redmayne had to literally twist himself into a pretzel, literally and figuratively. Congratulations, Eddie!
This is a very important win for him. People kept saying it w as going to go to Michael Keaton for “Birdman” which just won the Producer’s Guild Award LAST night for “Best Picture” trouncing “Boyhood”, the presumed front-runner.
But this is his FELLOW actors chiming in. And the actors know, Redmayne was playing a CHARACTER, whereas Keaton was playing himself in “Birdman.” Not such a difficult feat.
“The Degree of Difficulty” the actors always go for that. This is just tremenous good news!!! I’m so happy for Eddie!
And also if we throw ourselves back a couple of years ago, this is where Jean DuJardin won for “The Artist.” And then he went on to win the Oscar for Best Actor.
The guild awards reveal A LOT. What the industry, not the critics are thinking. And now this puts Eddie in the pole position to win at the Oscars. And he’s only 33! Plus, lest we forget he just won the Golden Globe Award, too, for Best Actor Drama.