Brie Larson is sweeping award season. On Saturday, the “Room” actress walked away with the win for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
“This is so incredible,” Larson, 26, said of her SAG win, which is the first in her career. Larson used her moment onstage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to reveal films helped her grow creatively and feel less “alone.”
“I feel like I was born questioning everything about reality. Feeling lost and alone and always worried that I was deeply unlovable,” Larson dished. “Watching your movies, to all of my SAG members, made me feel less alone and made me feel like that was a safe place for me to explore my creativity.”
Larson also thanked her “Room” cast and crew, making sure to give a special shout-out to her co-star and on-screen son, Jacob Tremblay. The actress called the 9-year-old thespian, and fellow SAG nominee, an “inspiration.” “Everything that is this movie is because of you,” she said.
After thanking her peers and acting partners, Larson gave a special nod to her boyfriend, Alex Greewald. “I love you so much,” she gushed as he watched from the audience.
Actor Eddie Redmayne presented Larson with her honor. She was up against Cate Blanchett for “Carol,” Helen Mirren for “Woman in Gold,” Sarah Silverman for “I Smile Back” and Saoirse Ronan for “Brookyln” in the acting category.