How Eddie Redmayne Will Gear Up for the Oscars: "I Won't Sleep for Months"

Eddie Redmayne at 2015 SAG Awards
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There's no questions that Eddie Redmayne has had an amazing past few months, and now he is gearing up for the final few weeks of awards season. Just last night, the star took home the SAG Award in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role category for his critically acclaimed role in The Theory of Everything, following his recent win at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Up next? The Academy Awards, where Redmayne is nominated for Best Actor.

When we told Redmayne that most SAG winners go on to take home the Oscar, he revealed how he's going to feel until film's biggest night arrives. "I didn’t know that factoid so thank you for that. Now I won’t sleep for months," Redmayne told InStyle on the SAG Awards red carpet. But, he won't have too much time to contemplate the upcoming ceremony: "To be honest I’m prepping a new film and I’m in rehearsals. This journey has been extraordinary for me, but I have to sort of remind myself to go back to the work and what I’m doing so that my mind will stay occupied."

And, Redmayne shared with us just how it feels to win. "I wish I could articulate it. I describe it as like a white noise of euphoria. I can’t really articulate how it feels, but it’s a very wonderful sensation," he said. "It’s wonderful promoting a film like The Theory of Everything that you care about and passionate about. Being recognized by your peers is just beyond extraordinary."

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—With reporting by Carita Rizzo

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