After awing audiences with his heartfelt speech at the Critics’ Choice Awards in January, Langley actor Jacob Tremblay will now be making an Oscar appearance.
The nine-year-old actor is one of 11 presenters announced on Jan. 28 to take the stage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28.
He will be joined by fellow Canadians Ryan Gosling and The Weeknd. Also presenting are Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron and Pharrell Williams.
Tremblay won the Best Young Actor award at the Critics’ Choice Awards for his performance as five-year-old Jack in the film Room, a dramatic story about a mother and son’s escape from captivity.
Although Tremblay himself is not up for an Oscar, Room is nominated for Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role (Brie Larson), Directing, and Writing.
For those who have yet to see the film Room, it will be shown as part of Langley’s first International Film Festival on Feb. 21. To purchase tickets, visit www.langleyschooldistrictfoundation.com.