"It is a great privilege for me to be in this room," Redmayne said during his acceptance speech Sunday. "Getting to spend time with Stephen Hawking … was one of the great, great honors of my life."
Redmayne emerged victorious in a competitive category that also included
It was the first Globes nomination for the 33-year-old British actor, who moviegoers may also recall played Marius in Tom Hooper's big-screen adaptation of
In "Theory," Redmayne and costar Felicity Jones play Hawking and his first wife, Jane Wilde, over 25 years — from their courtship at Cambridge through Hawking's diagnosis with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the birth of their three children.
During a post-screening Q&A in October, Redmayne talked to The Times about his approach to portraying one of the greatest scientific minds on the planet, a man who also lives with a debilitating motor neuron disease.