January 30, 2016 10:15 PM

The Screen Actors Guild has found its leading lady: Brie Larson.

Eddie Redmayne presented the Room star with her honor for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role on Saturday night.

“This is so incredible,” Larson said. ‘I feel like I was born questioning everything about reality, feeling lost and alone and always worried that I was deeply unlovable. “

She continued, “Watching your movies – to all of my SAG members – made me feel less alone and made me feel like that was a safe place for me to explore my creativity.”

The 26-year-old continued, thanking her cast and singling out her young co-star Jacob Tremblay, crediting him as her “inspiration.”

“Everything that is this movie, is because of you,” Larson said to the 9-year-old.

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Later, Larson told reporters in the press room: “I’m shaking. I feel so loved and tearful.”

In a very competitive year for the category, Larson was up against Carol‘s Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold, Saoirse Ronan for her turn in Brooklyn and Sarah Silverman for her dramatic role in I Smile Back.

With reporting by PATRICK GOMEZ

The 22nd annual SAG Awards were presented live and airing on both TNT and TBS.

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