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'Theory of Everything' Gets 4 Golden Globe Nominations

Redmayne and Jones in 'The Theory of Everything'
Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones) together in a still from "The Theory of Everything." (Image credit: Universal Pictures International )

The Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" cleaned up with four major Golden Globe nominations announced today (Dec. 11). The other big space movie of 2014, "Interstellar," also garnered one nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Actor Eddie Redmayne received a nomination in the best actor in a motion picture drama category for his portrayal of Hawking, the famed cosmologist. Felicity Jones is also nominated for best actress for her turn as the famed cosmologist's first wife Jane. "The Theory of Everything" also picked up nominations for best dramatic motion picture and best score.

"It was the most challenging thing I've ever done," Redmayne told NBC's Today Show of his role in "The Theory of Everything" after learning of his nomination. He also said that portraying Hawking felt like a great privilege and responsibility. [See a trailer for 'The Theory of Everything']

Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" is nominated in the "Best Score" category as well for its music, composed by Hans Zimmer. You can find out who takes home the Golden Globes' top honors on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT) on NBC. Find a complete list of nominations on the Golden Globes website.

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Miriam Kramer
Miriam Kramer joined Space.com as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as Space.com's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. You can follow Miriam on Twitter and Google+.