Eddie Redmayne And Benedict Cumberbatch Feel 'Honoured' By Oscar Noms
The actors are both delighted to be nominated at the upcoming Academy Awards...
The Brit actors will go head-to-head for the Academy Award for Best Actor, with Eddie up for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and Benedict for his part as Alan Turing in The Imitiation Game.
Eddie was asleep in LA when his team broke the news to him, as he told Sky News: "I'm just trying to come to terms with it all. I've gone from 0 to 100 miles per hour in the space of about four minutes.
Adding: "It's extraordinary... It's sort of beyond dreams really... It's really beyond anything I ever imagined. I'm thrilled."
When asked if he had heard from Cumberbatch, he said: "I just got a text message from him. We texted each other. There were a lot of exclamation marks used! I was so excited."
He later released a statement, saying: "I'm so incredibly honored to be recognized by the Academy, and even more thrilled to share this honor with the entire family of filmmakers, cast, and crew of 'The Theory of Everything..' This role was a once in a lifetime experience. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, thank you to the Academy, and thank you most of all to Stephen and Jane Hawking."
Benedict also released a statement expressing his shock, saying: "I am knocked for six by this. So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It's wonderful to be included by the academy in this exceptional year of performances."
"To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life," he gushed.