Oscars 2022: Bay Area nominees up for ‘CODA’, Pixar’s ‘Luca’, ‘When We Were Bullies’


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — From Best Picture to Best Animated Feature, the Bay Area will be represented in some major categories at Tinseltown this weekend.

“CODA” is nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

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It’s an Apple Original Movie, based in Cupertino, and streaming on Apple TV Plus.

The title stands for Children of Deaf Adults and features a mostly Deaf cast.

Ruby is the only hearing person in her family and is torn between helping her family’s fishing business and pursuing her love of singing in college. Ruby learned American Sign Language as her first language.

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Emeryville-based Pixar’s “Luca” is nominated for Best Animated Feature.

Set in the Italian Rivera, it’s about a sea monster boy who explores a human village with a friend.

San Francisco-based director Jay Rosenblatt’s documentary is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short category.
Rosenblatt’s “When We Were Bullies” stems from personal experience.

While working on a movie, it turned out that someone who was going to narrate for him went to elementary school with him.

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They had both bullied the same boy with other children.

“I think people are capable of plugging into their own person, whether they’re being bullied or have been involved in bullying,” Rosenblatt said. “So I think it just becomes a personal movie for them too, in a way, and I got a lot of email responses from people just sharing their story with me.”

HBO’s Oscar-nominated documentary short “When We Were Bullies” debuts March 30 on HBO and HBO Max.

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