Apple TV+ movie 'CODA' scoops two Gotham awards

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ movie CODA has won two Gotham Awards.
  • Star Emilia Jones won Breakthrough Performer for her role.
  • Troy Kotsure also picked up Outstanding Support Performance.

Apple TV+ movie CODa has won two awards at the Gotham Awards for the performances of stars Troy Kotsur and Emilia Jones.

As reported by Deadline:

In other movie awards handed out tonight, Emilia Jones took the Breakthrough Performer award for her starring role in Apple's CODA, which also scored the Outstanding Supporting Performance trophy tonight for Troy Kotsur. They mark the first two major awards of the season for the pic Apple Studios acquired back in January at the Sundance Film Festival for an eye-popping $25 million. Jones plays the music conservatory-bound daughter of a fishing family whose parents and brother are deaf although she is not. "Sian took a chance on me," she said, referring director Sian Heder. "I didn't know sign language, I hadn't really sung before and I never fished."

Apple picked up CODA for $25 million after it debuted at the Sundance Festival at the beginning of the year. The story follows seventeen-year-old Ruby (played by Jones), who is the sole hearing child in a deaf family. The movie follows the struggles of the family as they work on a fishing boat every day before school, and how Ruby discovers a talent for singing when she joins her high school choir.

As the report notes, these are the first two awards CODA has picked up for the season.

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