Brie Larson hugged each and every sexual violence survivor from Lady Gaga's Oscars performance

Actress Brie Larson accepts the Best Actress award for 'Room' from actor Eddie Redmayne during the 88th Annual Academy ...

Actress Brie Larson accepts the Best Actress award for 'Room' from actor Eddie Redmayne during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Photo: Kevin Winter

Most of us at home were moved by Lady Gaga's Oscars performance yesterday, in which the singer shared the stage with dozens of sexual violence survivors during her rendition of 'Till It Happens To You', the poignant anthem from the college campus rapes documentary, The Hunting Ground.

With messages like 'It's not your fault' and 'We believe you' scrawled across their forearms, the women and men onstage made a powerful stance against rape culture and put a personal face on the epidemic of sexual violence.

And in the auditorium, none were more moved than actress Brie Larson.

Larson - who would go on to take the 'Best Actress' award for her performance in Room, in which she plays a woman held captive by her abuser - was so eager to show her support for the women and men onstage, that she stood up and hugged each and every one of them as they made a beeline past her following the song.

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A now viral tweet from Hollywood Reporter journo Chris Gardner shows Larson doling out individual hugs, before moving onto group hugs with three, four of them at a time.

That's just beautiful.

In case you needed more reasons to love Larson, later in the night she celebrated her Oscars win by throwing on her Chucks and grabbing a burger, because she is basically perfect.

 

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