And the winner for Best Actor is Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything."
The five nominees at this year's Academy Awards were Steve Carell for "Foxcatcher," Benedict Cumberbatch for "The Imitation Game," Michael Keaton for "Birdman," Eddie Redmayne for "Theory of Everything," and Bradley Cooper for "American Sniper." Redmayne and Keaton were the two frontrunners throughout award season, although Cooper was also predicted to pull out an upset.
Eddie Redmayne won for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in romantic biopic "The Theory of Everything." This is his first Oscar win, although he nabbed a Best Actor prize at the SAG Awards and a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.