His award season luck just keeps getting better and better as the 33-year-old actor was just nominated for an Academy Award Best Actor prize for his performance in the film.
Of his Oscar nomination, Eddie said, “I’m so incredibly honored to be recognized by the Academy, and even more thrilled to share this honor with the entire family of filmmakers, cast, and crew of The Theory of Everything. This role was a once in a lifetime experience. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, thank you to the Academy, and thank you most of all to Stephen and Jane Hawking.”
Redmanye revealed to People the incredible phone call that he had with his wife after receiving his Oscar nomination. “I don’t know if any words were actually said. There was just a lot of sort of screaming across the phone,” Eddie recalled.
“She was so happy,” Redmayne said of their morning call on Thursday. “She does a proper job, and she was at home. And she was like, ‘How am I to go back and do the accounts when I’m so excited?!’ ”
After the Oscars are over, and he finishes up work on his next film, the actor is looking forward to some well-earned downtime.
“Vacation, vacation, vacation,” he said. “It’s a wondrous circus, but I think after I finish the next film, maybe a beach with some transparent water. I’ve never been on one of those holidays. I’d need to take a lot of sun cream, though.”