Joy for Coda winning three Oscars

Pathé produced CODA has won three Oscars® at the 94th Academy Awards held Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, including the top prize of Best Motion Picture of the Year.

With his win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role, Troy Kotsur joins fellow CODA star Marlee Matlin as one of the few deaf actors to win an Academy Award. Writer/Director Sian Heder won the Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Kotsur adds his Oscar® to a host of other supporting actor wins this year including the Screen Actors Guild Award and the BAFTA. Sian Heder’s Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar® follows her triumph at the BAFTAs and WGA Awards earlier this month in the same category.

CODA is produced by Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger and Jérôme Seydoux. It also won best picture at the PGA Awards on 19 March.

CODA, an English-language remake of the 2014 French box office hit “La Famille Belier”, was sold by Pathé to Apple TV+ after winning four major awards as opening film at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The film follows sixteen-year-old Ruby, the only speaking member of a deaf family, who finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her family’s reliance on her to be their connection to the outside world.

It also includes Oscar®-winning actress Marlee Matlin, Oscar®, BAFTA and SAG-winning actor Troy Kotsur, and BAFTA-nominated actress Emilia Jones star.

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