Brie Larson wins best actress Oscar for 'Room'

 29 Feb 2016 - 7:53

Brie Larson wins best actress Oscar for 'Room'
Actress Brie Larson accepts her award for Best Actress, Room on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON

Hollywood, United States: 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").

AFP