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Troy Kotsur racked up another award for Best Supporting Male at the Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Apple TV+ Film 'CODA'

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Yesterday afternoon at the Independent Spirit Awards held in Santa Monica, California, Troy Kotsur won for best supporting males for "CODA." Kotsur became the first deaf actor to earn a Spirit Award. Kotsur also recently became the first deaf actor to win an individual SAG Award and is the first deaf man to earn an Oscar nomination and the second deaf actor nominated in the show’s history.)


"I can feel the spirits of the arts," said Kotsur during his awards speech presented below. Interesting to note that CODA's co-star Marlee Matlin was the first deaf actor to be nominated and win an Oscar for Children of a Lesser God.



The Independent Spirit Awards (abbreviated Spirit Awards was founded in 1984) are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. The awards show is held inside a tent in a parking lot at the beach in Santa Monica, California. Winners are typically presented with a metal trophy depicting a bird with its wings spread sitting atop of a pole.


To read more about the other winners of the day, read the full report by The Hollywood Reporter.


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