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by Nigel M Smith
December 18, 2013 3:57 PM
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Awards Spotlight: How Good Was Brie Larson’s Year? She Beat Cate Blanchett at Her Own Game

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.


  • | December 19, 2013 10:25 AMReply

    my neighbor's mother makes $64 an hour on the laptop. She has been laid off for nine months but last month her pay was $19252 just working on the laptop for a few hours. see here.....

  • preetibhardwaj | December 18, 2013 11:56 PMReply

    She is Looking so Gorgeous and beautiful .

  • Gerard Kennelly | December 18, 2013 10:10 PMReply

    the united states of tara

    happy to see her get some praise at last

  • johnny | December 18, 2013 9:20 PMReply

    Hey nigel where did you get that pic from? The on in the thumbnail.. not the actual pic for the article

  • Gerard Kennelly | December 19, 2013 3:41 AM

    here is a bigger version of that pic

    http://www.indiewire dot com/awards-spotlight/2013/brie-larson/?utm_campaign=article&utm_medium=content_discovery-hq&utm_source=Sidedoor&utm_content=Award_Spotlight

  • Ben | December 18, 2013 5:29 PMReply

    I wish I could be surprised by all the accolades and consideration, I'm not. She had this coming for awhile now and she could not have picked a harder year to get nominated lol, but she will. You're amazing Brie.

  • Eowyn Rohan | December 18, 2013 5:29 PMReply

    Great News.... and an extremely gifted and talented publicist for maximising coverage within the print and digital media. Of course, within Scott Pilgrim, Brie Larson was simply a supporting player, and less credible than Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick and Alison Pill.

  • MDL | December 18, 2013 4:27 PMReply

    Nice. Not surprising to me. I've said for a while now that Brie deserves an Oscar nomination.