"CODA" becomes the first film with a predominantly deaf cast to win Best Picture, star Troy Kotsur is the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar, Siân Heder wins Best Adapted Screenplay, and Apple becomes the first streaming service honored with Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
"On behalf of everyone at Apple, we are so grateful to the Academy for the honors bestowed on 'CODA' this evening," said Zack Van Amburg, Apple's head of Worldwide Video. "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."
"What an incredible journey it has been since the moment we first saw 'CODA' to today's historic recognition from the Academy," said Jamie Erlicht, Apple's head of Worldwide Video. "It has been a true joy to witness the positive impact on humanity that this story and its performances have had worldwide. We send our warmest congratulations to Siân; Troy; the cast; the creative team; producers Patrick, Philippe, and Fabrice; and everyone who helped bring inclusion and accessibility to the forefront through this remarkable film."
Apple received three total awards at the 94th Academy Awards:
Best Picture: "CODA"
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur in "CODA"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Siân Heder for "CODA"
CODA is now streaming on Apple TV+