February 8, 2022
Apple lands the historic first Best Picture Oscar nomination for “CODA” and earns six Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor for Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur in ” CODA”.
Cupertino, California Apple made history today by picking up six Academy Award nominations in several major categories, including Best Picture for “CODA”; Best Actor for Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”; Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur in “CODA”; Best Adapted Screenplay for Writer/Director Siân Heder for “CODA”; Best Cinematography for Bruno Delbonnel for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”; and Best Production Design for Stefan Dechant for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”.
With today’s nomination for ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, Denzel Washington breaks his own record with 10 total Oscar nominations, becoming one of the most nominated actors of all time and the most history nominee.
Apple Original Films’ ‘CODA’ Becomes the First Film Featuring a Mostly Deaf Cast in Leading Roles to Receive a Best Picture Nomination, and Troy Kotsur Becomes the First Deaf Male Actor to Receive a Best Actor Nomination in a supporting role for his powerful performance. .
Additionally, “CODA” writer/director Siân Heder earns her first-ever Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
The news was announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the winners of the 94th Annual Academy Awards will be announced on Sunday, March 27 in Los Angeles, Calif.
“Everyone at Apple thanks the Academy and congratulates all of our outstanding filmmakers and actors on their well-deserved nominations,” said Zack Van Amburg, head of Worldwide Video at Apple. “We are honored to have reached this milestone of receiving a Best Picture nomination for ‘CODA’, a groundbreaking film that elevates, entertains and transforms. We applaud the visionaries in front of and behind the camera who brought ‘CODA’ to life. and “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” powerful films that connect history to humanity and will resonate with audiences for generations to come.”
“We truly appreciate the Academy’s recognition for these special films and extraordinary performances,” said Jamie Erlicht, head of Worldwide Video at Apple. “Having seen audiences connect with these undeniably deserving films all over the world, it is gratifying to now see this diverse selection of Apple Original Films being honored at the highest level. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with so many talented creative storytellers and send our warmest congratulations to all the nominees.
Apple received six total nominations for the 94th Annual Academy Awards as follows:
- Best Picture – “CODA”
- Best Actor – Denzel Washington in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
- Best Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
- Best Adapted Screenplay – Siân Heder for “CODA”
- Best Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
- Best Production Design – Stefan Dechant for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Since launching Apple TV+ just over two years ago, Apple’s shows and movies have garnered 202 wins and 929 nominations, including recent recognition from the Academy Awards, SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, NAACP Image Awards, as well as previous Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, and more.
In addition to today’s three Oscar nominations, the beloved film “CODA” continues its string of global successes, recently earning BAFTA Award nominations, a PGA Award nomination and historic SAG Award nominations – this making it the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast to receive a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Since its worldwide debut, the Apple Original film has also been honored with four unprecedented awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, including the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast, Director’s Award, Audience Award and the grand jury prize, and received an AFI award. “CODA” also earned nominations for an NAACP Image Award and nine nominations for the Hollywood Critics Association Awards.
Ruby (Emilia Jones), 17, is the only hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. His life revolves around acting as an interpreter for his parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with his father and older brother (Daniel Durant) . But when Ruby joins her high school choir, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic and badass choir director (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels towards her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.
“CODA” is written and directed by Siân Heder, produced by Vendome Pictures and Pathé, with Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger and Jérôme Seydoux as producers, and Ardavan Safaee and Sarah Borch-Jacobsen as executive producers.
“CODA” is now streaming on Apple TV+.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Since its worldwide debut earlier this year, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” has recently received nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, BAFTAs and NAACP Image Awards, and more.
Written and directed by four-time Academy Award winner Joel Coen, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is an Apple Original Films and A24 production starring two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and four-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand. of an Oscar. The cast also includes Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Kathryn Hunter, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson and Moses Ingram.
Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, madness, ambition and furious cunning is based on the play by William Shakespeare, in which a Scottish lord is convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland. His ambitious wife will do everything to support him in his plans to seize power.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” features frequent Coen collaborators including Bruno Delbonnel as director of photography, Mary Zophres as costume designer and a score by Carter Burwell. In addition to directing, Coen is producing the film alongside McDormand and Robert Graf.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” is in theaters now and streaming worldwide on Apple TV+.
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