Jacob Tremblay Award-winning actor

Langley actor, nine, wins Critics’ Choice Award

Jacob Tremblay delivers an “awww”-inspiring acceptance speech at the awards ceremony.

The future is definitely bright for Jacob Tremblay.

The nine-year-old Langley actor recently took home the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress for his performance in the Oscar-nominated feature film, Room.

Jacob was up against some stiff competition. Other nominees included Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation; RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl; Shameik Moore – Dope; and Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes.

Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Room is the story of five-year-old Jack and his mother, who escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life.

When they escape, Jack has the chance to make a thrilling discovery: the outside world.

The film was universally lauded, receiving 96 per cent “fresh” reviews on the website rottentomatoes.com.

Following his Critics’ Choice win, Tremblay, who on Twitter describes himself as an “Actor. Lego Enthusiast. Star Wars Fanatic” wrote “Celebrating the #criticschoiceawards to my favorite jam!! Thank-you!!!” From the tweet, he linked to his Instagram account, which shows him dancing to Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk.

During his acceptance speech at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards, Jacob said, “This is super cool! This is the best day of my life! 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 of the great actors in this category.”

After thanking “Team Room” as well as his parents, of whom he said, “I love them very much” he added, “I know where to put this [award]: right on the shelf, right beside my Millennium Falcon.”

Jacob has also starred in The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Gord’s Brother (2015).

Following Room, Jacob continues to be busy. He will also be seen in Before I Wake opposite Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane.


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