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Brie Larson Takes Home Best Actress Award At 2016 Oscars

HuffPost logo HuffPost 29/02/2016 Julia Brucculieri
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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).

ATHENA IMAGE © C Flanigan via Getty Images ATHENA IMAGE 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. 

Marvel Entertainment and Brie Larson announced that the Oscar winning actress would star in the studio's first female-led movie as Captain Marvel. The announcement came during the Marvel Studio panel at the San Diego Comic-Con and later Larson tweeted out an image of her wearing a Marvel cap and said, "Call me Captain Marvel." Larson will be playing Carol Danvers, a fusion of Kree and human genes with superpowers. The standalone movie is set to release in March 2019. LEt's take a look at some of the lesser known facts about the actress. Things to know about Brie Larson

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