Brie Larson Takes Home Best Actress Award At 2016 Oscars

The actress unsurprisingly won for her role in "Room."

Brie Larson took home the award for Best Actress at the 2016 Academy Awards on Sunday night. 

This is the first Oscar for the 26-year-old, who won for her role as Joy "Ma" Newsome in "Room." In the film, Joy is a woman held captive in a small shed as she tries to create a normal life for her young son (played by award season standout star Jacob Tremblay).

During her acceptance speech, Larson thanked the Academy, her partner, her parents and, of course, her co-star, Tremblay, who cheered from the crowd. The actress also thanked the film's writer Emma Donoghue and director Lenny Abrahamson, then took a moment to thank the fans. 

Immediately after winning her award, the actress took to Twitter to share her excitement. 

"Immediately in tears," she wrote. "SO EXCITED." 

Larson's win was no surprise, as she garnered plenty of buzz for her performance leading up to Sunday night's award ceremony. She also took home the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress this year. 

Larson beat out Jennifer Lawrence ("Joy"), Cate Blanchett ("Carol"), Charlotte Rampling ("45 Years") and Saoirse Ronan ("Brooklyn") for the award. 



Oscars Red Carpet 2016