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Two Apple Original Films works bag combined six Critics Choice Film Awards nominations

Apple Tv Coda Key Art 16
Apple Tv Coda Key Art 16 (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • CODA and The Tragedy of Macbeth are up for a total of six awards.
  • CODA is in the running for the Best Picture award.
  • Denzel Washington is up for a Best Actor award.

Two Apple Original Films movies have been nominated for Critics Choice Film Awards, with as many as half a dozen gongs up for grabs between the pair; four for CODA and two for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Of the awards on offer, content streamed on Apple TV+ is up for the prestigious Best Picture and Best Actor awards, with Best Supporting Actor also up for grabs.

The full rundown of nominations for Apple Original Films runs:

  • Best Picture - CODA
  • Best Actor - Denzel Washington in The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Best Supporting Actor - Troy Kotsur in CODA
  • Best Adapted Screenplay - Sian Heder for CODA
  • Best Young Actor/Actress - Emilia Jones in CODA
  • Best Cinematography - Bruno Delbonnel for The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy Of Macbeth Official Teaser

The Tragedy Of Macbeth Official Teaser (Image credit: Apple TV+)

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Joel Coen comes the propulsive, boldly cinematic "The Tragedy of Macbeth," starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as the devious, ill-fated Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. An original, striking reimagining of the classic Shakespearean tale portrayed in sumptuous black-and-white cinematography, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" finds the titular general and his loyal wife older and warier, desperately striving against a merciless ticking clock as they attempt to seize upon a final opportunity for power. In the chaos that ensues, their grasp on the throne unravels, terror mounts and regret enshrouds every inch of their wretched world. Co-starring Kathryn Hunter, Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, Brendan Gleeson, Harry Melling and Bertie Carvel.

CODA, in particular, has proven to be a hugely important movie, winning acclaim far and wide for its portrayal of a deaf family and its "CODA".

"CODA" is a Sundance sensation, having premiered at the festival this year and garnered four awards from the prestigious film festival, including the US Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. In "CODA," 17-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.

The winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and hopes will be high that Apple can bag a win or two.

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Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.