Brie Larson won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her searing performance as a kidnapped mother in “Room,” catapulting her to the top of Hollywood’s A-list.
The 26-year-old Larson beat fellow nominees Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”), Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) and Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”).
Larson, accepting the golden statuette, thanked early supporters of the once-obscure film including the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Thank you to the movie-goers. Thank you for going to the theater and seeing our film,” she said.