Oscars: Watch Brie Larson Hug the Survivors Featured in Lady Gaga's Performance
As each sexual assault victim exited the stage, the best actress Oscar winner embraced them one by one.
Lady Gaga's 88th annual Academy Awards performance touched the hearts of many on Sunday evening, including best actress winner Brie Larson.
At the finale of Gaga's live rendition of "Til It Happens to You" from The Hunting Ground, a documentary focusing on sexual assault on college campuses, a group of male and female sexual assault survivors joined the singer onstage. Each extended their arms open, showcasing words and phrases on their forearms, including "It Happened to Me" and "Survivor."
Gaga, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated song with Diane Warren, showed her support for the victims at the end of her performance by standing in unity with arms held high before the awards cut to commercial break.
As each survivor filed in line to take their seat, the Room star could be seen standing and giving a warm, embracing hug to each survivor as they walked past her one by one. In the best picture contender Room, Larson played a sexual assault and kidnapping victim who is repeatedly raped while held captive for seven years.
Watch Larson show her support for the survivors in the video below.
Additional reporting by Chris Gardner.