7 moments 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay stole the spotlight at the Oscars

Dec 19 2017, 8:27 pm

Did you hear the collective awwww’s around the world? During last night’s 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, a 9-year-old actor from Vancouver repeatedly stole the spotlight with his cuteness.

Jacob Tremblay, who starred in 2015’s Room, joined Beasts of No Nation’s Abraham Attah in presenting the Oscar award for ‘Best Live Action Short Film’. For his role in Room, Tremblay has won at least six awards from various organizations, including ‘Best Young Actor’ in the Critics’ Choice Awards in January 2016.


As he was one of the shortest presenters in Academy Award history, host Chris Rock gave the boy a big boost by carrying out wooden boxes for him to stand on. “Thanks, Chris! Loved you in Madagascar!” said Tremblay as Rock left the stage. “He’s the zebra, he’s a good person!”

But there were also other moments before, during and after the ceremony that captured the hearts of audiences in the theatre and watching at home. Here’s a full rundown:

1. Chris Rock gives Jacob Tremblay a big boost.

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2. He showed us just how much he loves ‘Star Wars’.

My new squad! #squadgoals #oscars #starwars #roomthemovie A photo posted by Jacob Tremblay (@jacobtremblay) on

Met #Rey, she is awesome, but @daisyridley is even cooler! #oscars #roomthemovie #starwars

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3. This photo of Tremblay in the car with his parents. His dad is a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department.

In the car! #Oscars A photo posted by Jacob Tremblay (@jacobtremblay) on

4. This pose on the red carpet.

@Armani Thank you for everything! #Oscars #oscarsredcarpet

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5. This high-five he gave to co-star Brie Larson, who won ‘Best Actress’ for her role in ‘Room’.

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6. This adorable selfie with Larson.

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7. Everything about this red carpet interview with Ryan Seacrest.