Tape CODA: heart signals made history this sunday being recognized at the awards ceremony Oscar 2022 for Best Film. And it is the first time that a production from a platform of streaming wins the most important category medal.
The drama about a deaf family directed by Sian Heder also won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsurmanaging to beat out strong contenders from traditional Hollywood studios.
CODA means the first golden statuette for the producer AppleTV+prevailing over rivals such as Netflix, so that with it it has marked a milestone in the history of the film industry.
It is a low-budget production that initially appeared at the 2021 Sundance festival, where it won the four main awards: direction, grand jury prize, audience and best acting ensemble, to later be released in the format of streaming. According to official figures, CODA raised $25 millionbeing that according to specialist estimates, it would have had a budget of 10 million dollars.
“Writing and making this film was a vital challenge as an artist and as a human being. I want to thank all my collaborators in the deaf community, in the ‘CODA’ community for being my teachers”, was the message of sian heder when receiving the statuette for Best Adapted Screenplay.
For his part, the comedian Troy Kotsurwho won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, said at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles: “I just wanted to say that this is dedicated to the deaf community, the ‘CODA’ community and the disabled community. This is our moment”, he said in sign language, translated by an interpreter.
The film that has deaf actors in its cast and is a commitment to inclusion by narrating a life story since disability left the critics’ favorite on the road the power of the dogby Jane Campion.
What’s more, CODA won out over Kenneth Branagh’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical film Belfastand the new version of West Side Storyby Steven Spielberg, also satire Don’t Look Upscience fiction film Dunethe biography King Richard: A Winning Familyteen comedy Licorice Pizza, Dive my Car and the horror film by Mexican Guillermo del Toro, the alley of lost souls.