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'Theory of Everything,' 'Interstellar' Nominated for 5 Oscars Each

'The Theory of Everything' Garners Oscar Noms
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones (pictured here) are nominated for Academy Awards for their portrayals of Stephen Hawking and Jane Hawking in the movie "The Theory of Everything." (Image credit: Working Title Films)

The two big space movies of 2014 — "The Theory of Everything" and "Interstellar" — have both been nominated for five Academy Awards.

"The Theory of Everything," a biopic about the life of famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking, is nominated in a number of big categories. The film garnered nods in the Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score categories, with Eddie Redmayne (Hawking) and Felicity Jones (Jane Hawking) earning nominations for best actor in a leading role and best actress in a leading role respectively.

"Interstellar" — which follows a crew of astronauts on a journey to save the people of Earth — is nominated for best original score, production design, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects. You can find out who wins (and doesn't win) an Academy Award during the 2015 Oscars airing live on Feb. 22. Find out more and see a full list of nominees here: http://oscar.go.com/

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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+.