Oscars 2022: Coda makes history with best picture win in rollercoaster ceremony
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 28
Coda has won best picture at the 2022 Oscars (Picture: AP)

Coda has won the best picture award at the Oscars during.

from The Power of the Dog, King Richard, Nightmare Alley, Belfast, Dune, Licorice Pizza, Drive My Car, Don’t Look Up and West Side Story for the coveted statue.

The Apple TV+ masterpiece, by director Sian Heder, made history on the night after becoming the first movie on a streaming service to win the award.

and Liza Minelli presented the award to the drama, which has been highly praised by fans and critics.

Producer Phillippe Rousselet took to the mic and first paid tribute to filmmaker Sian.

‘Thank you to the Academy for letting our Coda make history tonight,’ he said. ‘Congratulations to all of our fellow nominees, your movies were so incredible, we’re all honoured to be here.

The crew thanked director Sian Heder in an emotional speech (Picture: AFP)

‘Sian, it hasn’t been an easy ride from the first day of shooting when our cast and crew were supposed to be at sea fishing at 4am when we were told a giant storm was about to hit us. 

‘It was only the beginning of our problems, but you kept the boat afloat and you’ve been the best captain a producer could ever dream of.

‘To our incredible cast, you guys have made such a wonderful and loving family on screen but also off screen, everybody wanted to be a part of it and no one seems to want to leave it.’

Fellow producer Patrick Wachsberger added: ‘To our cast, Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin, new Academy Award winner Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, Emilia, your voice, and Eugenio Derbez, you made us laugh so much, you really took great care of your movie family.

Troy Kotsur made history earlier in the evening (Picture: Getty)

‘I want to thank also the incredible crew we have, including the fishermen community in Gloucester. 

‘The incredible team at Apple TV, they’ve been absolutely amazing from day one and were able to put this movie everywhere in the world, thank you all of you.’

The movie follows Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones), the only hearing person in a deaf family, as she struggles to balance her dreams of singing and going to music school with her family.

Her parents, Frank and Jackie Rossi (played by Troy Kotsur and Marlee Matlin respectively), are concerned about their fishing business, while her brother Leo (Daniel Durant) struggles with his place in the family.

It was a successful night for all involved in the film as Troy took home the best supporting actor gong earlier in the evening.

Oscars 2022 winners

Best Picture
CODA

Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain - The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Actor in a Leading Role
Will Smith - King Richard

Actress in a Supporting Role
Ariana DeBose - West Side Story

Actor in a Supporting Role
Troy Kotsur - Coda

Directing
Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog

Music (Original Song)
No Time To Die from No Time to Die - Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Documentary Feature
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
CODA - Siân Heder

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Belfast - Sir Kenneth Branagh

Costume Design
Cruella - Jenny Beavan

International Feature Film
Drive My Car (Japan)

Animated Feature Film
Encanto

Visual Effects
Dune - Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer

Cinematography
Dune - Greig Fraser

Makeup and Hairstyling
The Eyes of Tammy Faye - Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh

Production Design
Dune - Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos

Film Editing
Dune - Joe Walker

Music (Original Score)
Dune - Hans Zimmer

Live Action Short Film
The Long Goodbye - Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed

Animated Short Film
The Windshield Wiper - Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

Documentary Short Subject
The Queen of Basketball - Ben Proudfoot

Best Sound
Dune - Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett

, becoming the first deaf male actor to win the coveted statue.

The actor followed in his co-star Marlee’s footsteps after she nabbed an acting trophy for 1986 film, Children of a Lesser God.

Speaking on stage alongside an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Troy paid tribute to director Sian Heder, and his family.

‘It even reached all the way to the White House…we met our president Joe and Dr Jill,’ he told the star-studded crowd. 

‘I was planning on teaching them some dirty sign language but Marlee Matlin told me to behave myself, so don’t worry Marlee I won’t drop any f-bombs in my speech today.’

Addressing Sian directly he said: ‘You are our bridge and your name will forever be on that bridge, Sian Heder bridge, in Hollywood.’

‘This is dedicated to the deaf community, the Coda community and the disabled community,’ Troy concluded. ‘This is our moment.’