What a night for the Apple TV+ Series "CODA." Earlier this evening we celebrated along with Apple and all Apple TV+ fans for the Oscar 2022 win for Troy Kotsur for best supporting actor at the Academy Awards tonight. Then came a big win for Siân Heder for best adapted screenplay for "CODA." The evening ended with "CODA" winning for Best Picture with Apple TV+ being the first streaming service to have won an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Best Adapted Screenplay Winner: Siân Heder for "CODA"
Best Picture Winner: "CODA"
Report Update Below: Added Text from Apple's Press Release
Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video: "On behalf of everyone at Apple, we are so grateful to the Academy for the honors 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."
Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video: "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."
In addition to today’s Academy Award honors, the globally beloved film has received numerous history-making accolades since its debut, becoming the first motion picture with a predominantly Deaf cast to receive a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. At this year’s PGA Awards, “CODA” became the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast to receive the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, recognizing producers Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Patrick Wachsberger. Troy Kotsur is the first Deaf male actor to ever receive an Oscar, a BAFTA Award, a SAG Award, a Film Independent Spirit Award, and a Critics Choice Award for his moving performance in the Supporting Actor category. “CODA” writer-director Siân Heder was also recently recognized with this year’s WGA Award and BAFTA Film Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.