Brie Larson wins Best Actress Oscar for her role in Lenny Abrahamson's Room
Published 29/02/2016 | 07:51
Brie Larson triumphed at the Oscars last night with her Best Actress win for Room.
The American actress landed the only win for the film, which had been nominated in four categories including Best Picture, Directing, and Adapted Screenplay.
Larson (26) has been acting since childhood and her performance in Room had already earned her several other gongs including the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture drama.
She paid tribute to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson and screenwriter Emma Donogue, who had both been nominated in their respective categories.
She also thanked her "partner through this", her nine-year-old co-star Jacob Tremblay and her real life partner Alex Greenwald.
“Thank you to the moviegoers. Thank you for going to the theaters and seeing our films," she concluded.
Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio (41) finally won for his role in The Revenant and was met by fierce applause by the audience and his fellow nominees, including a beaming Michael Fassbender.
DiCaprio had previously been nominated five times but triumphed with his portrayal of real-life fur trapper Hugh Glass in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's survival thriller, and he paid tribute to his collaborators as he stepped up onstage.
"Thank you all so very much...," Leonardo said. "To my brother in this endeavour, (co-star) Tom Hardy. Tom, your fierce talent onscreen can only be surpassed by your friendship offscreen.
"To Mr. Alejandro Inarritu, as the history of cinema unfolds, you have forged your way into history in these past two years; what an unbelievable talent you are..."
Best Picture: Spotlight
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Supporting Actor: Bridge of Spies
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
Best Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
Best Animated Short Film: Bear Story
Best Original Song: Sam Smith, Writing's On The Wall
Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Live Action Short Film: Stutterer
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
Best Original Film Score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Academy Honorary Awards: Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Debbie Reynolds.