Eddie Redmayne who plays Stephen Hawking won best lead actor for his portrayal of Mr. Hawking and after seeing this movie – there is no doubt that he deserved to win! The film is based on the true story between Stephen and Jane Hawking. It starts off in Cambridge in 1963, where they both meet and fall in love with each other. Shortly after that, Stephen is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and told he has 2 years to live. The story revolves around their lives and what it was like to be one of the smartest minds and trapped in a failing body but yet have your mind be so clear. It’s about their love and their fight to keep their marriage together through the hardest times in both of their lives. He broke all the rules by surviving this disease, and by doing so, gave great insight to the scientific world. I admire Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Mr. Hawking. He gave a very personal, heartfelt, and saddening look into the life of an ALS patient and their family. For not knowing much about Mr. Hawking, I enjoyed the film immensely.