CODA makes history with its best picture award at the Oscars


Alexa, play Joni Mitchell‘s “Both sides, now.”

On Sunday March 27, the comforting musical CODAwhich featured the star Emily Jones giving a moving rendition of Mitchell’s epic anthem, won Best Picture at the 2022 Oscars. The Apple TV+ movie starring Eugene Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant and Marlee Matlinwas a critics’ favorite for the top prize, as the cast previously won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2022 SAG Awards.

Although the popular film wasn’t necessarily a shoo-in, having been nominated against other critically acclaimed favorites: Belfast, Don’t look up, drive my car, Dunes, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, alley of nightmares, The power of the dog and West Side Story.

Still, the Academy couldn’t get enough of the coming-of-age story, which tells the story of 17-year-old Ruby (Jones), the only hearing member of her Deaf family who dreams of attending Berklee College. of Music. (For those who may not know, CODA stands for Child of Deaf Adult(s), but can also be considered a final section of music.)


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