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Awards Spotlight: How Good Was Brie Larson’s Year? She Beat Cate Blanchett at Her Own Game

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire December 18, 2013 at 3:57PM

This awards season Brie Larson did the unthinkable – she beat Cate Blanchett. Blanchett, considered by nearly every pundit as the frontrunner for every Best Actress award under the sun for her performance in "Blue Jasmine," lost to "Short Term 12"'s Larson at this year’s Gothams Award. If there was anyone more shocked than everyone in attendance, it was Larson herself who appeared most surprised. "I was not expecting this," she said in breathlessly accepting the award.
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This awards season Brie Larson did the unthinkable – she beat Cate Blanchett. Blanchett, considered by nearly every pundit as the frontrunner for every Best Actress award under the sun for her performance in "Blue Jasmine," lost to "Short Term 12"'s Larson at this year’s Gothams Award. If there was anyone more shocked than everyone in attendance, it was Larson herself who appeared most surprised. "I was not expecting this," she said in breathlessly accepting the award.

The win cemented a fact that anyone familiar with the actress has known full well for months know: that this has been a banner year for the actress.

To read our full Awards Season Spotlight of Larson, head over HERE. There you'll also find multiple video interviews with the actress and some original photography.

Larson is among the 16 actors and directors we're featuring over the next eight weeks with original photography by Daniel Bergeron and video shot by our partners at Movies On Demand.

This article is related to: Brie Larson, Awards Season Roundup, Gotham Awards, Spirit Awards, Indiewire Awards Spotlight






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