Redmayne wins Golden Globe for best actor in drama

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Posted: Jan 11, 2015 10:55 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Eddie Redmayne has won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for "The Theory of Everything."

Redmayne plays the real-life role of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 21. The actor has been praised for his skillful depiction of Hawking's gradual physical decline, eventually using only his eyes and a crooked smile to express what's inside Hawking's mind.

The other nominees Sunday were: Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"; Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"; Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"; and David Oyelowo, "Selma."

The 72nd annual Golden Globes are airing live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.