(CNN)Batman was no challenge for Stephen Hawking.
Eddie Redmayne, who played Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," beat former Batman Michael Keaton ("Birdman") for lead actor in a film at the SAG Awards Sunday.
"It's such an extraordinary year," he began before reeling off the other nominees in the category -- as well as some, like Bradley Cooper ("American Sniper") and David Oyelowo ("Selma"), who didn't make the SAG Award cut.
Redmayne also dedicated his award to those with ALS, like Hawking, and their families.
"Their triumphal spirit blew my mind," Redmayne said.
The actors form the largest branch of Academy voters, so Redmayne now has some front-runner credibility.