[LOS ANGELES] Julianne Moore won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a university professor with Alzheimer's disease in "Still Alice." The win is the veteran actress's first Academy Award after being nominated four times previously. The 54-year-old was favored to win this year's prize after picking up Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards earlier this year.
Eddie Redmayne won the best actor Oscar for his portrayal as physicist Stephen Hawking in the biographical movie "The Theory of Everything." It was the first Oscar for the British actor, 33, whose performance as Hawking over the course of 30 years and the disabling complications of motor neuron disease, has also brought him a Golden Globe, SAG and British BAFTA trophies for the break-out role.