The Oscar race is beginning to take shape, as more and more awards hopefuls make the rounds at film festivals. With press already shouting Eddie Redmayne's praises for his performance as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything,' and the film's latest trailer debut, it looks like we have a frontrunner for Best Actor.

The 'Theory of Everything' trailer takes us through Hawking's early years, from the time he falls in love with his fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde (played by 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Felicity Jones) to the moment he is diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21 to the strides he makes in astrophysics and studying time. Unfortunately, it's tinged with sadness, as we watch him slowly deteriorate.

ScreenCrush's Mike Ryan called this film a "performance-driven movie," and Redmayne's turn is "a wonder to behold." With that in mind, 'The Theory of Everything' does seem to check off a number of boxes the Academy keeps on their radar -- historic figure, touching story, overcoming adversity, inspired casting. Though, while we're counting our eggs early, we must keep in mind such other Oscar hopefuls as Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Imitation Game' and Steve Carell in 'Foxcatcher' (the latter depending on which category, Leading or Supporting Actor, he's submitted for).

As the Oscar talk continues to heat up, 'The Theory of Everything' is set to open in select theaters starting on November 7.