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Vancouver's Jacob Tremblay wins Best Actor at Canadian Screen Awards

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 14, 2016 8:07 am

When he’s not moonlighting as an honorary member of the Vancouver Police Department, Jacob Tremblay is sweeping the awards circuit.

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On Sunday night, the nine-year-old actor picked up the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role at the Canadian Screen Awards for his turn in the movie Room. The Irish-Canadian movie is based on a novel by Emma Donoghue about a woman who was held captive for seven years and gives birth to a boy who grows up in the confines of a single room.

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Tremblay, who presented at this year’s Oscars, was adorably humble in his acceptance speech at the Canadian Screen Awards.

“I can’t believe a kid like me won against a bunch of talented adults,” he reportedly said.

Room also picked up the award – or “Candys” as they’re known – for Best Motion Picture, and lead actress Brie Larson took home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role award.

This isn’t the first honour the pint-sized actor has picked up this award’s season. Tremblay took home the award for Best Young Actor at the Critic’s Choice Awards back in January. The film had four nominations at the Oscars, with Larson taking home the Best Actress trophy.

Tremblay’s parents accompanied him to the awards. In case you didn’t already know, his dad is a police officer with the VPD, and both of his parents are ridiculously good-looking.

In the car! #Oscars

A photo posted by Jacob Tremblay (@jacobtremblay) on

Here’s a full list of the night’s major winners:

  • Best actor in a TV comedy: Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Best actress in a TV comedy: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
  • Best actor in a TV drama: Ari Millen, Orphan Black
  • Best actress in a TV drama: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Best comedy TV series: Schitt’s Creek
  • Best dramatic TV series: 19-2
  • Best international drama: Vikings
  • Best adapted film screenplay: Emma Donoghue, Room
  • Best original film screenplay: Benjamin August, Remember
  • Best film actor: Jacob Tremblay, Room
  • Best film actress: Brie Larson, Room
  • Best director: Lenny Abrahamson, Room
  • Best film: Room
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