Langley actor wins Critics’ Choice Award

Jacob Tremblay, 9, melted hearts with his acceptance speech at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards in California on Jan. 17.

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay, 9, and his co-star Brie Larson both took home Critics' Choice Awards for their roles in Room. Tremblay won for Best Young Actor.

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay melted hearts at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday night as he accepted his Best Young Actor award with an endearing speech.

“This is super cool,” the nine-year-old said as the crowd erupted in laughter.

“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 the other great actors in this category.”

Jacob, a student at Lynn Fripps Elementary, won the award for his performance as five-year-old Jack in the film Room, a dramatic story about a mother and son’s escape from captivity.

His co-star, Brie Larson, also took home the Best Actress award for her role playing Jacob’s mother.

In Jacob’s speech, which he gave standing atop a black box on the stage, he thanked “Team Room” and his parents for their support.

“I think that us working together made this movie come true,” he said.

“This award doesn’t go to just me for that, it goes to all of you guys as well. I also want to thank my parents (Jason and Christina), and I love them very much.”

Jacob has also played roles in The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Before I Wake (2015).

His two sisters, Emma and Erica, are actresses as well.

Jacob says he already has a spot at home picked out for his award.

“Right on the shelf right beside my Millennium Falcon,” he said.

According to a video posted on his Instagram account, Jacob celebrated his win by dancing to Uptown Funk at an after party.


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