CODA & The Tragedy Of Macbeth Nabs Apple Six Academy Award Nominations

The nominations include Best Picture for CODA and Best Actor for Danzel Washington.

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Apple has got itself more nominations for its original content on Apple TV+ and this time it’s from the Academy Award. 

CODA became the first motion picture starring a predominantly Deaf cast in leading roles to receive a Best Picture nomination. 

Troy Kotsur who plays as Frank Rossi in the movie, becomes the first Deaf male actor to receive a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.

Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur in “CODA,” now streaming on Apple TV+. (credit: Apple)

On top of that, CODA’s writer/director, Siân Heder, got her first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Meanwhile, Denzel Washington got his 10th Oscar nomination for his leading role in The Tragedy of Macbeth. This makes him among the most nominated actors ever and the most nominated Black man in history. 

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” now streaming on Apple TV+. (credit: Apple)

The news was announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and winners for the 94th Annual Academy Awards will be revealed on Sunday, March 27, in Los Angeles, CA.

Everyone at Apple thanks the Academy and congratulates all of our exceptional filmmakers and actors on their well deserved nominations.

We are humbled by reaching this milestone of receiving a Best Picture nomination for ‘CODA,’ a groundbreaking motion picture that uplifts, entertains and transforms. We applaud the visionaries in front of and behind the camera who brought ‘CODA’ and ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ to life, powerful films that connect story with humanity and will resonate with audiences for generations to come.

Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video

We truly appreciate the Academy’s recognition of these special films and extraordinary performances.

After watching audiences connect with these undeniably deserving films all over the world, it is rewarding to now see this diverse selection of Apple Original Films being honored at the highest level. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with so many talented creative storytellers and send our warmest congratulations to all of the nominees

Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video.

Apple received six total nominations for the 94th Annual Academy Awards as follows:

  • Best Picture – “CODA”
  • Best Actor – Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
  • Best Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Siân Heder for “CODA” 
  • Best Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
  • Best Production Design – Stefan Dechant for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Since the debut of Apple TV+ just over two years ago, Apple’s series and films have earned 202 wins and 929 nominations, including recent recognition from the Academy Awards, SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, NAACP Image Awards, as well as past Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, plus more.

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