Brie Larson Speech Oscars: 'Room' Actress Wins Academy Award [VIDEO]

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Brie Larson has just won the award for Best Actress at the 2016 Oscars for her role in Room.

For days leading up to the Academy Awards show, critics everywhere were noting Brie Larson as a shoo-in, along with Leonardo DiCaprio, who was expected to take home the Best Actor award for his participation in The Revenant.

"It’s hard to go with anyone but Brie," the Vulture explained on Wednesday. "Once J.Law’s Joy disappointed — and a clutch of potential Best Actress spoilers like Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara chose to campaign for Best Supporting Actress — the path was clear for this 26-year-old to coast to victory for her complicated performance."

Then, on Friday, eight ABC News experts named Larson as their guess for the award, and Indie Wire listed her as their winner, as well, with Saoirse Ronan as their possible upset.

This was 26-year-old Larson's first nomination for her portrayal of Joy "Ma" Newsome in Room. In the film, Larson played the mother of a 5-year-old boy, who, along with her, had been held captive for seven years before finally being released, allowing the young child to experience the world for the very first time.

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