Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore scooped up the top awards at this year’s Academy Awards. (Reuters)

Eddie Redmayne won his first Oscar on Sunday for his break-out role as physicist Stephen Hawking in the biographical movie “The Theory of Everything,” while Julianne Moore won the best actress for her moving performance as a linguistics professor suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice.”

British actor Redmayne, 33, took home the Academy Award for playing Hawking and the disabling complications of a motor neuron disease, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS, over the course of 30 years.

Meanwhile, dark comedy “Birdman” won the best picture Oscar while its director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu won the best director Oscar.

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