Apple TV+ film 'CODA' earns nine Hollywood Critics Association Film Award nominations

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What you need to know

  • "CODA" has earned nine Hollywood Critics Association Film Award nominations.
  • The film has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and more.

"CODA" continues to rake in the award nominations.

Today, the Hollywood Critics Association announced the nominees for the 5th Annual HCA Film Awards. The Apple TV+ film "CODA" earned nine nominations including ones for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: Sian Heder
  • Best Actress: Emilia Jones
  • Best Supporting Actress: Marlee Matlin
  • Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur
  • Best Cast Ensemble
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Heder
  • Best Indie Film
  • Best Original Song: "Beyond the Shore"

The film, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of Ruby, the "sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults."

Seventeen-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the sole hearing member of a deaf family – a CODA, child of deaf adults. Her life revolves around acting as interpreter for her parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family's struggling fishing boat every day before school with her father and older brother (Daniel Durant). But when Ruby joins her high school's choir club, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duet partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic, tough-love choirmaster (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

It just recently won two Gotham Awards as well. If you haven't seen the film yet, you can check out the official trailer below:

Every family has its own language. Watch CODA now on Apple TV+ and in select theaters.

"CODA" is streaming now on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy the film in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021.

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