Apple TV+ original “CODA” has won three Oscar awards at the 94th Academy Awards took place on Sunday in the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and covered the best films that debuted between March 1st and December 31st, 2021. Apple TV+ has been quickly expanding since its debut back in 2020.
“CODA” is a coming-of-age film that tells the story of 17 years old Ruby, a sole hearing member of a deaf family from Gloucester, Massachusetts that are struggling with fishing boats. She joins a school choir club and is drawn to her duet partner.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice President of Services Eddy Cue attended the Oscars yesterday in light of the potential for nominated Apple TV+ originals to win any of the awards. It was reported on March 25 that Cook will attend the event.
Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video praised the news:
“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.”
In total, “CODA” received three oscar awards at the 94th Academy Awards:
- Best Picture: “CODA”
- Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Siân Heder in “CODA”
Apple TV+ nominated another original for another three awards at the Oscars, however, it failed to achieve what “CODA” did:
- Best Actor for Denzel Washington: “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
- Best Cinematography for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
- Best Production Design for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
“CODA” premiered on January 28, 2021, at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Apple TV+ as an original. It starred Emilia Jones, Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kostur, Ferida Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, and Marlee Matlin.
In other news, at Apple’s Peek Performance Event on March 8th, the company announced “Friday Night Baseball”, a new way for users to stream MLB games, boosting its sports and general television section.