As the breakout star of Room (2015), 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay quickly became one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood. But when the 2015-2016 awards season rolled around, it was his parents, Jason and Christina Tremblay, who unwittingly found themselves in the center of the spotlight.
A New York Times profile of Jacob revealed that mom and dad Tremblay are just regular folks — he's a detective and she's a homemaker — who begrudgingly allowed their daughter, Emma, Jacob's older sis, to audition for the sci-fi thriller, Elysium (2013). She got the part, but Jacob also caught the eye of casting agents, and his Hollywood career was born. Little did his parents know that he would start winning awards, meaning they'd be walking alongside him down a paparazzi-filled red carpet.
But at least the attention didn't turn negative. Buzzfeed declared them "The Hottest People At The Oscars," meanwhile young Jacob just found the fascination with his parents to be comical. At The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jacob told ET, "They're a little bit shy," adding,"They just laugh about it. It's kinda funny, 'cause now my mom calls my dad, 'Hot Dad.'"