Los Angeles: For the first time in the history of Oscars, a film about deaf community has won the Best Picture award. CODA, written and directed by Sian Heder, has been named best picture beating the likes of Belfast, Drive My Car and Power of the Dog at the 2022 Academy Awards. It’s a historic win for a film that brings deaf culture, and deaf actors, to the forefront.
Troy Kotsur also made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award for acting in CODA. His win comes 35 years after his CODA co-star Marlee Matlin became the first deaf actor ever to win an Oscar, for her leading role in Children of a Lesser God, reported Variety.
CODA is an English-language remake of the 2014 French film La Famille Bélier.
The movie also grabbed two other major titles in the grand night- Best Supporting Actor for the hearing-impaired Troy Kotsur and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The movie was successful in upsetting the journey of The Power Of The Dog that had earned 12 nominations in the Oscars this year.
Meanwhile, the Oscar 2022 was full of drama when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage for cracking a joke about his wife. Smith then went onto win the Best Actor title for King Richard.
Actress Jessica Chastain won the Best Actress award for her performance The Eyes Of Tammy Faye.
Japanese movie Drive My Car won the Best International Feature Film title in the grand event.
Full list of winner:
Best Picture: CODA
Best Director: Jane Campion (The Power Of The Dog)
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (The Eyes Of Tammy Faye)
Best Actor: Will Smith (King Richard)
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur (CODA)
Best Original Screenplay: Bellfast
Best Adapted Screenplay: CODA
Best International Feature Film: Drive My Car (Japan)
Best Animated Feature Film: Encanto
Best Documentary Feature: Summer Of Soul
Best Documentary Short: The Queen of Basketball
Best Animated Short: The Windshield Wiper
Best Live Action Short: The Long Goodbye
Best Original Score: Dune
Best Original Song: No Time To Die (No Time To Die)
Best Cinematography: Dune
Best Costume Design: Cruella
Best Production Design: Dune
Best Makeup and Hair: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Sound: Dune
Best Film Editing: Dune
Best Visual Effects: Dune