Awards Won: Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne)

Again with the awarding of bland biopics. Stephen Hawking was a fascinating and brilliant man, and his theories and writing were fantastical and awe-inspiring. The Theory of Everything, though, which is about his career and marriage, doesn’t bring any of these adjectives to mind. It’s, again, a standard boilerplate biopic. Admittedly, it has some beautiful cinematography, especially in its imagining of Hawking’s own beloved space, but the movie wasn’t even nominated for that. In the end, you have an okay performance from Eddie Redmayne who has—let’s face it—never been that great. Folks, all he does is pout.