Nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay had the "best day" of his life at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday (Jan. 17) thanks to scoring the award for Best Young Actor/Actress for his powerful performance in Room. While standing on a box to help him reach the microphone, the Vancouver native won over the star-studded crowd by delivering the night's sweetest acceptance speech.
"I first want to say thank you to all the critics who voted for me. It must be a super hard vote because of all the other great actors in this category," said Jacob, who looked poised and confident as he accepted the first big award of his young career. Dressed smartly in a dark suit, the youngster didn't forget to thank his proud parents, Jason and Christina Tremblay, who watched their son from the audience. "I just want to thank my parents. I love them very much."
Ever the professional, Justin thanked the cast and crew of Room -- "I think that us working together made this movie come true and this award doesn't just go to me for that, it goes to all of you guys as well"-- before revealing that he'll keep his trophy, "on a shelf right next to my Millennium Falcon."
Jacob stars in the hit drama as a boy who lives with his mother in just one room, and only knows about the world through the stories she tells him. Brie, 26, stars as his mom – and is also receiving critical acclaim for her performance. She received the Best Actress award at the Critics' Choice, although she was unable to attend the ceremony, has won the Best Actress Golden Globe, and has received Oscar, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations.