At nine years old, the Canadian actor began 2016 by taking home the Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Young Actor/Actress in a Movie” for his work on Room, also starring Hollywood’s latest obsession, Brie Larson.
There was talk that the actor may be nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” and that would have made him the youngest ever nominee for that category. He ended up not being nominated and E! Online, as well as Celebuzz!, added him to their 2016 Oscar’s Snubs and Surprises Lists.
Room is his second feature length film, the first being when he played “Blue” in the movie Smurfs 2. He told Jimmy Kimmelthat he first became involved with acting after going on several commercial auditions with his sister,Emma Tremblay.
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“I met [Larson] in a pizza place when we started filming the movie in Toronto. She was really, really awesome. I was first shy when I met her. But my mom said, ‘How about she comes over to play?’ So then she came over, and we’re best friends now,” said Tremblay to Variety.