Apple’s CODA Made History & Won Three Academy Awards

CODA is the first motion picture starring a predominantly deaf cast in leading roles to win Best Picture.

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The 94th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles saw Apple make history after CODA landed three Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Apple original won all three awards it was nominated for: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder. 

On behalf of everyone at Apple, we are so grateful to the Academy for the honours bestowed on ‘CODA’ this evening. 

We join our teams all over the world in celebrating Siân, Troy, the producers, and the entire cast and crew for bringing such a powerful representation of the Deaf community to audiences, and breaking so many barriers in the process.

It has been so rewarding to share this life-affirming, vibrant story, which reminds us of the power of film to bring the world together.

Apple’s head of Worldwide Video, Zack Van Amburg.

What an incredible journey it has been since the moment we first saw ‘CODA’ to today’s historic recognition from the Academy.

It has been a true joy to witness the positive impact on humanity that this story and its performances have had worldwide. 

We send our warmest congratulations to Siân; Troy; the cast; the creative team; producers Patrick, Philippe, and Fabrice; and everyone who helped bring inclusion and accessibility to the forefront through this remarkable film.

Apple’s head of Worldwide Video, Jamie Erlicht.

CODA is the story of Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a Deaf family — a CODA, or “child of Deaf adults”. 

When Ruby joins her high school’s choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner, Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). 

Encouraged by her choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

CODA is available exclusively on Apple TV+.

It is is written and directed by Siân Heder, produced by Vendôme Pictures and Pathé, with Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger, and Jérôme Seydoux serving as producers, and Ardavan Safaee and Sarah Borch-Jacobsen as executive producers.

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