Eddie Redmayne happily showed Golden Globe award to airport security


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'The Theory of Everything' actor Eddie Redmayne was proud to show airport security staff his Best Actor award from last month's Golden Globes.

"I had the most wonderful experience after the Golden Globes of taking the Golden Globe in my hand luggage through the X-ray machine," he said. "I saw the bag going through and I saw the woman stop the (conveyor belt) and then go close up on this weird shaped thing and she was like, 'I think it's an award or something' and I was praying they'd make me open it up and they did! That was a very special moment."

Redmayne is also nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking.