Seven-Year-Old Brooklynn Prince Stole The Show At The Critics’ Choice Awards

Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project, Critics’ Choice Awards 2018
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The young actress gave an emotional speech

All eyes were on seven-year-old star of The Florida Project, Brooklynn Price, at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2018. The actress met some of her favourite celebrities, and gave some very sweet interviews on the red carpet, calling Millie Bobby Brown her “favourite Facetime person”.

But the clear highlight for Prince was winning the award for Best Young Actress. “This is such a big honour, all the nominees are great. You guys are awesome, we should go and get ice cream after this!” she said through tears.

Brooklynn Prince Critics' Choice Awards

Brooklynn Prince takes to the stage to accept the Best Young Actress award

“I would like to dedicate this award to all the Halles and the Mooneys out there,” she said in reference to the families in America living below the poverty line. “Guys this is a real problem. You need to go out there and help. Thank you so much.”

Price scooped the award for her role as six-year-old Moonee in Sean Baker’s film The Florida Project, which tells the story of children who live in a budget motel near Disney World.

According to Prince, many of her lines weren’t scripted, making her a deserving award-winner.

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Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project, Critics’ Choice Awards 2018
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