Room star Jacob Tremblay won over the star-studded crowd at the Critics’ Choice Awards with his adorable Best Young Actor acceptance speech that included the news that he’ll be placing his new trophy on the shelf next to his Millennium Falcon. Tremblay was terrific as the son of a woman who was kidnapped and raised him to believe the room where they were held captive was the entire universe. The nine year-old actor has been in demand following Room, and now he’s set to take on a completely different sort of role, snagging a guest starring appearance on Fox’s The Last Man on Earth.
Tremblay will be playing a younger version of Will Forte’s character, Phil Tandy Miller, in an episode of the half-hour comedy this spring. The critically acclaimed series also stars Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and Mary Steenburgen.
Tremblay’s earned numerous awards for his work in the dramatic film Room opposite Brie Larson, and he recently wrapped up work on The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Sarah Silverman. He also has Burn Your Maps with Vera Farmiga and Shut In heading to theaters this year.