February 8, 2022
Apple lands historic first Finest Image Oscar nomination for “CODA,” and secures six Academy Award nominations together with Finest Actor for Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and Finest Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
Cupertino, California Apple at this time made historical past, touchdown six Academy Award nominations in a number of main classes, together with Finest Image for “CODA”; Finest Actor for Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”; Finest Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur in “CODA”; Finest Tailored Screenplay for author/director Siân Heder for “CODA”; Finest Cinematography for Bruno Delbonnel for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”; and Finest Manufacturing Design for Stefan Dechant for “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”
With at this time’s nomination for “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Denzel Washington breaks his personal file with 10 whole Oscar nominations, changing into among the many most nominated actors ever and probably the most nominated Black man in historical past.
Apple Authentic Movies’ “CODA” turns into the primary movement image starring a predominantly Deaf solid in main roles to obtain a Finest Image nomination, and Troy Kotsur turns into the primary Deaf male actor to obtain a nomination within the Finest Supporting Actor class for his highly effective efficiency.
Moreover, “CODA” author/director Siân Heder earns her first-ever Academy Award nomination for Finest Tailored Screenplay.
The information was introduced at this time by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, and winners for the 94th Annual Academy Awards will likely be revealed on Sunday, March 27, in Los Angeles, CA.
“Everybody at Apple thanks the Academy and congratulates all of our distinctive filmmakers and actors on their nicely deserved nominations,” mentioned Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We’re humbled by reaching this milestone of receiving a Finest Image nomination for ‘CODA,’ a groundbreaking movement image that uplifts, entertains and transforms. We applaud the visionaries in entrance of and behind the digicam who introduced ‘CODA’ and ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ to life, highly effective movies that join story with humanity and can resonate with audiences for generations to return.”
“We actually respect the Academy’s recognition of those particular movies and extraordinary performances,” mentioned Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “After watching audiences join with these undeniably deserving movies everywhere in the world, it’s rewarding to now see this various choice of Apple Authentic Movies being honored on the highest degree. We’re grateful to have had the chance to collaborate with so many proficient artistic storytellers and ship our warmest congratulations to the entire nominees.”
Apple acquired six whole nominations for the 94th Annual Academy Awards as follows:
- Finest Image – “CODA”
- Finest Actor – Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
- Finest Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
- Finest Tailored Screenplay – Siân Heder for “CODA”
- Finest Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
- Finest Manufacturing Design – Stefan Dechant for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
For the reason that debut of Apple TV+ simply over two years in the past, Apple’s collection and movies have earned 202 wins and 929 nominations, together with latest recognition from the Academy Awards, SAG Awards, Critics Alternative Awards, Critics Alternative Documentary Awards, NAACP Picture Awards, in addition to previous Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, plus extra.
Along with at this time’s three Academy Award nominations, the beloved movie “CODA” continues its international streak of acclaim, just lately incomes BAFTA Award nominations, a PGA Award nomination and historic SAG Award nominations — making it the primary movie with a predominantly Deaf solid to obtain a SAG Award nomination for Excellent Efficiency by a Forged in a Movement Image. Since its international debut, the Apple Authentic movie has additionally been honored with an unprecedented 4 awards on the 2021 Sundance Movie Competition, together with, the Particular Jury Award for Ensemble Forged, the Directing Award, the Viewers Award and the Grand Jury Prize, and has acquired an AFI Award. “CODA” has additionally earned nominations for an NAACP Picture Award, and 9 nominations for the Hollywood Critics Affiliation Awards.
Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the only real listening to member of a deaf household — a CODA, youngster of deaf adults. Her life revolves round appearing as interpreter for her mother and father (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and dealing on the household’s struggling fishing boat daily earlier than college along with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). However when Ruby joins her highschool’s choir membership, she discovers a present for singing and shortly finds herself drawn to her duet companion Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Inspired by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to use to a prestigious music college, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her household and the pursuit of her personal goals.
“CODA” is written and directed by Siân Heder, produced by Vendome Footage and Pathé, with Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger and Jérôme Seydoux serving as producers, and Ardavan Safaee and Sarah Borch-Jacobsen as govt producers.
“CODA” is now streaming on Apple TV+.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Since its international debut earlier this 12 months, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” just lately acquired nominations from the Display Actors Guild, BAFTA and NAACP Picture Awards, and extra.
Written and directed by four-time Academy Award winner Joel Coen, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is an Apple Authentic Movies and A24 manufacturing starring two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and four-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand. The solid additionally contains Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Kathryn Hunter, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson and Moses Ingram.
Coen’s daring and fierce adaptation; a story of homicide, insanity, ambition and wrathful crafty is predicated on the play by William Shakespeare, wherein a Scottish lord turns into satisfied by a trio of witches that he’ll change into the following King of Scotland. His bold spouse will do something to help him in his plans of seizing energy.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” reunites frequent Coen collaborators together with Bruno Delbonnel as cinematographer, Mary Zophres as costume designer and a rating from Carter Burwell. Along with directing, Coen produces the movie alongside McDormand and Robert Graf.
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” is now taking part in in theaters and streaming globally on Apple TV+.
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