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'Room' Actress Brie Larson Makes Unexpected Gesture at Oscars

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Last night was a big night for actress Brie Larson, who took home the best actress Oscar for her role as a kidnapped sexual abuse victim and mother in the film "Room."

Not only did the 26-year-old win her first Academy Award, she also was caught on camera giving hugs to each of the assault victims who participated in Lady Gaga's performance of her Oscar-nominated song, "Til It Happens to You."

In video captured by Chris Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter, Larson is seen standing up from her seat and putting her arms around each of the women and men in the long line of survivors.

The song, which was written by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, was featured in the documentary "The Hunting Ground," about sexual abuse on college campuses.

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