Tuesday 27 September 2016

'J-Trem meets J-Law!' - Adorable Room star Jacob Tremblay (9) charms stars at Oscar luncheon

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Published 09/02/2016 | 09:04

Jacob Tremblay and Jennifer Lawrence. PICL Jacob Tremblay twitter
Jacob Tremblay and Jennifer Lawrence. PICL Jacob Tremblay twitter

Jacob Tremblay stole the show at the Academy Awards luncheon on Monday.

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The nine-year-old actor has been praised by critics for his role in Room, which also stars the Oscar-nominated Brie Larson. As he attended another red carpet event at the annual pre-Oscars gathering, Jacob appeared to be thoroughly enjoying himself - dashing around and snapping selfies with the hottest stars inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

One picture showed Jacob posing with Jennifer Lawrence, with the actress looking equally delighted to meet the rising star.

"J-Trem meets J-Law #jenniferlawrence #oscarslunch #roomthemovie," Jacob captioned the picture.

Another showed Jacob with Creed star Sylvester Stallone. Getting into the moment, Sylvester, 69, pretended to block Jacob's "punch".

Jacob wrote alongside the shot on Instagram: "Hangin' with the Champ! #sylvesterstallone #oscarslunch #creed #roomthemovie @theacademy."

Jacob was accompanied by his father Jason at the star-studded event, with the police detective causing a storm on the internet this awards season thanks to his rugged good looks.

Brie admitted to reporters at the event she entirely understands where Jason's #HotDad hashtag stemmed from.

"It's been going on quietly for a while," she told USA Today. "And it's really amazing that the internet has finally caught on.

"He's here. Just so everyone is aware. Hot Dad is here!"

Brie was joined by her fellow nominees at the exclusive luncheon, with all the stars recognised posing up for a 'Class of 2016' picture at the event.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Eddie Redmayne and Sam Smith were just some of the famous faces there, but the topic on everybody's lips was the debate about the lack of diversity in Hollywood stemming from the nominations this year.

However, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told the nominees in her opening speech that she would like to leave the debate for the luncheon.

"This year, we all know there is an elephant in the room," she said. "I have asked the elephant to leave. Today is all about your incredible work on the screen and behind the camera that has touched millions globally and earned you a place in Hollywood history."

Despite Cheryl's comments, Sylvester was one of the actors who chose to address the issue when he stopped by the press room after the lunch.

He stars alongside Michael B. Jordan in the film, which was directed by Ryan Coogler - neither of whom were recognised for their work with an Oscar nomination.

Best supporting actor nominee Sylvester revealed he offered to boycott the awards like many of his fellow celebrities but was told by Ryan to go to the event and represent their film.

"I said, 'If you want me to go, I’ll go. If you don’t want me to go, I won’t.' He said, 'I want you to go.' Because that’s the kind of guy he is. He wanted me to stand up for the film," Sylvester explained.

WATCH: Room star Jacob Tremblay's (9) super cute speech at Critics Choice Awards  

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