Brie Larson was the name on everyone's lips at the weekend as she scooped the Best Actress/Drama Golden Globe for her stunning central performance in Room.

Brie Larson

Brie Larson

Room is set to hit the big screen in the UK this week and will be the movie that sends Larson's star rocketing. While she is no stranger to the big screen, this is the biggest role for her to date and she is really grabbing everyone's attention.

The Oscar nominations are just hours away and Larson looks set to be in the Best Actress mix for the first time. The Oscar nominations come a week after she picked up a Best Actress nomination and a nod for the EE Rising Star Award at the Baftas.

It is fair to say that she is going to be one of the biggest breakthrough stars of the year and she has a very exciting 2016 ahead of her.

We have already seen Larson appear in the likes of 21 Jump Street, The Spectacular Now, and Don Jon over the last couple of years, but it was for her performance in Short Term 12 that she won critical acclaim in 2013.

The movie saw her play a young supervisor at a home for troubled teenagers as she teamed up with filmmaker and writer Destin Daniel Cretton. The movie explored themes of mental health, abuse, and neglected youths and saw Larson powerful, intense, and very raw performance as a young woman with a dark past.

Since then, Larson has continued to make a name for herself with The Gambler and Trainwreck and now is her time to shine with Room. Room is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. The author has adapted her own book into a screenplay while Lenny Abrahamson is in the director's chair.

The movie follows a mother and her five-year-old son who are held captive in a single room. When the pair finally escapes, Jack sees the outside world for the first time. Larson and Jacob Tremblay star in the central role of Ma and Jack, while Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, and William H. Macy are also on board.

Room has picked up award nominations at the Golden Globes, Baftas, and Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been winning over critics and audiences. It is set to be a film and central performance to watch out for this awards season as it could well walk away with quite a few gongs.

As for Larson, we are going to be seeing plenty of her this year as she has also completed work on Free Fire and Basmati Blues. Free Fire sees the actress team up with director and writer Ben Wheatley for his next film project. The movie is set in 1978 Boston and will see Larson star alongside Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, and Sam Riley.

Basmati Blues will blend the genres of musical and romantic comedy as Dan Baron makes his feature film directorial debut. Larson will take on the central role of Linda and is joined on the cast list by Scott Bakula, Donald Sutherland, and Tyne Daly.

2016 is already a busy year for the actress as she is currently working on new blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, which is a King Kong origins story. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, and Tom Wilkinson make up the impressive and talented cast list as Jordan Vogt-Roberts returns to the director's chair for the first time since the critical success of The Kings of Summer back in 2013.

We have known that Brie Larson was an acting to watch out for for some time, but 2016 is set to be the year that she shows everyone just how good she is.

Room is released on Friday.

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