Oscars 2016 latest update: Brie Larson wins Academy Award for best actress in her 1st nomination
Brie Larson seems to be the most talked about woman in the world right now. The winner of the Best Actress Oscar, she is being praised by almost everyone for her exceptional acting in the film â€œRoomâ€™.
The 26-year old American actress and singer seems to be fortunate as she got her best actress Oscar in her first nomination. Compare her with Leonardo DeCaprio, the winner of the best actor Oscar, it was his sixth nomination and he, along with his fans, was unsure if he will win the Oscar this time.
For the actress whose full name is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, this is not just the first Academy Award but also the first nomination. She has already garnered numerous awards heading into tonight and was considered the odds-on favorite to win Best Actress for her portrayal of a kidnapped girl imprisoned by a psychopath in Room.
She began her acting career very early. Larson began her career as a guest actress on television, making her debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1998. She landed her first major role as a series regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. In 2003, she made her film debut in the Disney Channel Original Movie Right on Track as Courtney Enders, followed by appearances in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover. In 2005, she released her debut album as a singer, titled Finally Out of P.E..
In the meantime her the film â€˜Roomâ€™ has been praised by film critics across the world. The powerful film has been a critical favorite since premiering at Telluride, and Larson thanked the festival in her acceptance speech â€” along with distributor A24, which acquired the film at Cannes in 2014. Already having won a BAFTA, SAG, Golden Globe and Criticsâ€™ Choice Award, Larsonâ€™s Oscar win cements the actressâ€™ bona fides. The Academy Award nomination this year catapulted her career much in the same way that a nomination did for Jennifer Lawrence in 2010 with Winterâ€™s Bone. Like Lawrence, who went on to star in the Hunger Games tentpoles, Larson next will star in the tentpole Kong: Skull Island.