There’s room for Brie Larson on Hollywood’s A-list. The Room actress won her first Oscar at this year’s 88 th annual awards, and the 26-year-old actress gave the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) a special shout-out in her acceptance speech. Brie – who also appeared on the big screen this year in Trainwreck with Amy Schumer – mentioned both the Telluride and Toronto fests as places where Room first received recognition.
Dressed in a belted, cobalt Gucci gown, Brie kissed her boyfriend, Phantom Planet musician Alex Greenwald, and hugged her adorable co-star Jacob Tremblay before accepting her award. She also thanked her on-screen and off-camera partners respectively in her speech.
Brie called the nine-year-old Vancouver native “my partner in this.” She and Jacob starred as mother and son in the film, which is based on the novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. He had been rooting for his castmate throughout awards season, and even told Ryan Seacrest he hoped she would win before the show started.
Room was just one of the Oscar-winning films that was part of TIFF last year. The casts of Spotlight and The Danish Girl were also on hand for their screenings at the star-studded festival that takes place each year in September.