English actor Eddie Redmayne just went ahead of the competition in the Oscars race after he was prized with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything.'

Eddie Redmayne
Redmayne won the award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'

The very shocked 33-year-old actor gave an emotional acceptance speech at Sunday's award ceremony, dedicating his huge win to those living with Lou Gehrig's disease.

"Thank you so much. Thank you to the Screen Actors Guild," Redmayne began said. "This has been such an extraordinary year for performances and to be included in this number of Michael [Keaton], Ben [Cumberbatch], Jake [Gyllenhaal], Steve [Carell].but beyond that, to Bradley Cooper and David Oyelowo, to Bradley Cooper-oh, I said Bradley Cooper. Timothy Spall, what an extraordinary man, is a great privilege for me. These are all actors I've admired."

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'The Theory of Everything,' based on the memoir 'Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen' by Jane Wilde Hawking, depicts the real life love story between Hawking and his ex-wife, and how the famous physician's battle with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, effects their relationship.

"I'd like to dedicate the award, this very wonderful, skinny man, to those people around the world living with ALS, to those who have lost their lives to this brutal disease," Redmayne continued in his touching speech.

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"In preparing to play Stephen, I met many people fighting ALS and I met their families fighting alongside them and the courage and the bravery and the spirit-the triumphant spirit I witnessed-blew my mind," he concluded. "So I'm incredibly grateful to them. To Stephen and Jane back in Cambridge, thank you for allowing someone who gave up science when they were 14 years old to enter your orbit...Thank you for reminding me of the overwhelming power of the will to love and the will to live every second of your life as fully and as passionately as possible."