Apple TV+ movie 'CODA' wins two Gotham Awards

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"CODA" stars Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur have won Gotham Awards for their performances in the Apple TV+ movie.

Emilia Jones in 'CODA'
Emilia Jones in 'CODA.'

Hosted as an in-person event in lower Manhattan on November 29, 2021, the 31st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, saw Apple getting trophies for "CODA," the Sundance movie it spent $25 million on getting the streaming rights.

According to Deadline, star Emilia Jones won the Breakthrough Performer award, while Troy Kotsur took the Outstanding Supporting Performance trophy.

"CODA" was written and directed by Sian Heder, and in her speech, Jones thanked her for how she "took a chance on me."

"I didn't know sign language," said Jones. "I hadn't really sung before and I never fished."

Critically acclaimed, and also noted for being the first-ever feature film to be released with burnt-in subtitles in theaters, "CODA" had been nominated for three awards. Marlee Matlin was also up for Outstanding Supporting Performance.

According to Deadline, the Gotham Awards are seen as the start of the awards season. They also define an independent film, in part, as one with a budget of under $35 million. This meant that Apple TV+ feature "The Tragedy of Macbeth" was not eligible.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    badmonkbadmonk Posts: 1,304member
    Well deserved, it is a rare great film at a time when streaming television series are dominant and movies are nothing but superheroes and franchising vehicles.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 11,421member

    This one is little like Tom Brady:  You have to keep asking yourself:  "Why is this so damn good?"
    Like Brady, it lacks most or all of the technical features that typically separate the great from the mediocre.  But, like Brady, it's an over the top winner.
    edited November 2021
  • Reply 3 of 3
    entropysentropys Posts: 4,199member
    Having seen both, the original La Famille Bélier is better.  Coda is an almost replica copy transferred to the US.  Fishing vs dairy, but still. The French movie has even more heart.
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