What’s better than winning the highly coveted golden man statuette? Have renowned theoretical physicist and one of the world’s most brilliant minds, Stephen Hawking, praise you for it, that’s what.

Last November, a film based on the story of the most brilliant and celebrate physicist of our time shed light on what he really went through in life. Titled, “The Theory of Everything”, the British biopic-drama starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

Stephen Hawking & Jane Wilde (1965), Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones
Stephen Hawking & Jane Wilde (1965), Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones

It also chronicles the relationship between Hawking (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife, Jane (played by Felicity Jones), from his early development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a motor-neuron disease, to his success in physics.

Eddie’s role went on to bag him his first ever Academy Award for “Best Actor” at the Oscars just yesterday. Just in case you didn’t know, Eddie Redmayne is no stranger to being nominated for and winning awards, but this was perhaps one of the highest achievements in his career. Needless to say, the accolade win propelled him to the front line of Hollywood stardom.

Watch his emotional but also adorable acceptance speech here:

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And that’s not all.

Eddie Redmayne may have been the man of the Oscars, and we don’t doubt that, but the person on which his winning role was based on took time to send Eddie a congratulatory note upon hearing the news. Stephen Hawking, who has a Facebook page, utilised the social media platform to write a brief but touching post dedicated to Eddie, shortly after the awards.

He said:

 

Well, lucky man indeed you are, Eddie Redmayne 😉

Aren’t they both simply inspiring?

Felicity Jones (who will play Jane Wilde), Stephen Hawking, & Eddie Redmayne (who will play Stephen Hawking)
Felicity Jones (who plays Jane Wilde), Stephen Hawking, & Eddie Redmayne (who plays Stephen Hawking)

Meanwhile, go here for some things you probably didn’t know about Stephen Hawking.

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