Apple TV+ overtook Netflix to become the first streaming service to win an Oscar for Best Picture.
CODA actor Troy Kotzur also won Best Supporting Actor, the first time a deaf male actor and CODA co-star Marley Matlin won second deaf actor in Children of a Lesser God in 1986. Writer/director Sean Heder won Best Adapted Screenplay.
The three CODA Oscars are the first for Apple TV+, which launched in late 2019.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple spent about $10 million on its Oscar campaign for CODA, which follows the story of Ruby (Emilia Jones), a child of deaf adults (leading to the release of the film). Title attached). Plans to join her family’s fishing business, but is ready for a career in music.
Apple paid CODA $25 million for the distribution rights, which currently airs on Apple TV+ and also shows limited releases in theaters. The other contender in this category was Netflix’s Dog Power. Netflix has received several Best Picture nominations in recent years, including Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma.
While Netflix has so far failed to take home the Best Picture Oscar, it has received a total of 116 nominations and won 15 other categories, including Best Director (Cuaron for The Power of Roma and Jane Campion). Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern in Marriage Story), Best Foreign Language Film (Roma), and Best Animated Short Film (If Anything Happens, I Love You).