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Apple Original Films Earns Six Oscar Nominations Including Best Picture for 'CODA'

8 Feb

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In only its second year of eligibility, Apple Original Films have secured six Academy Awards nominations, with 'CODA' and 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' both set to feature at the 2022 Oscars next month. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 94th annual awards ceremony earlier today.

'CODA' leads the way for Apple with nominations for 'Best Picture' and 'Best Adapted Screenplay' for Sian Heder. Troy Kotsur, who played Frank Rossi in 'CODA' also scored a nomination for 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role', becoming the first deaf actor to do so. The film is also the first featuring a mostly deaf cast ever to earn the best picture nomination.

Denzel Washington secured a nomination for 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' for his performance in Joel Coen's 'The Tragedy of Macbeth', which also picked up nods for 'Best Cinematography and 'Best Production Design'.

Apple's 2022 Academy Awards nominations in full are as follows:

  • Best Picture: 'CODA'
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Heder, 'CODA'
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Denzel Washington, 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Troy Kotsur, 'CODA'
  • Best Cinematography: 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'
  • Best Production Design: 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'

'CODA' was acquired by Apple at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival for $25 million, a record at the time. It arrived on TV+ in August and has received substantial awards recognition. 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' received a theatrical release on December 26th last year before a global launch on Apple TV+ on January 14th 2022.

Don't forget to check out our full 2022 Awards Season Guide, updated throughout the year.

Up Next: The 2022 Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 27th where the full list of winners will be announced. In preparation, you can stream both 'CODA' and 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' now in the TV app.

James Lees
James has been a fan of Apple for as long as he can remember. He is a film & TV obsessive and has also written for several publications such as BBC Good Food Magazine. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and can usually be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching Apple TV+ and talking about it with anyone who will listen.