WHOA, this was a close one. Five incredible ladies were nominated in the Best Actress category at this year’s Academy Awards, but only one could take home the Oscar — and it was Brie Larson for her role in ‘Room.’ SO well deserved!
Brie Larson is your 2016 Oscars Best Actress! The competition was tough in this category, but after her amazing performance in Room, the statue definitely went to the right person, and she proudly accepted it from last year’s Best Actor winner, Eddie Redmayne. We couldn’t be more excited for her!
In her speech, Brie adorably thanked her Room co-star, nine-year-old, Jacob Tremblay, who plays her son in the film. “Jacob Tremblay, my partner through this in every way possible,” she gushed, while reading out a list of thank yous. And, of course, she quickly added, “My real partner, Alex Greenwald, I love you.” Awww!
“Thank you to everyone who participated in Room,” she said. “Thank you to all of you who saw it. Thank you to the fans and thank you to moviegoers who going to see our films.” In Room, Brie plays a single mother held in captivity in a single room with her young son. The pair finally come up with a way to escape, but then must adjust to living in the real world for the first time in five years.
Brie went against Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling and Saoirse Ronan in the Best Actress category, and all four ladies were also incredible in Carol , Joy, 45 Years and Brooklyn, respectively. What an amazing group of women! However, since Brie won at the Golden Globes AND SAG Awards, we had a pretty good feeling this one was going to go to her. SO deserving!
HollywoodLifers, do you think the right person won Best Actress? Who gave your favorite performance of the year?