In the News: Gloucester-based CODA Makes History With Three Oscar Wins…

March 30, 2022 / Art and Music, Good to Know, In The News, Things to Do & See

Excerpt from Gloucester-based CODA Makes History With Three Oscar Wins Including Best Picture | North Shore Magazine | Written by SARAH SHEMKUS | March 28, 2022 | Photo from the film CODA

North Shore residents celebrated last night as CODA, the critically acclaimed movie set in Gloucester, won all three Academy Awards for which it was nominated, including the top prize, Best Picture.

The movie, released by Apple+ TV, is the first Best Picture winner distributed by a streaming service.

Troy Kostur, who plays a deaf fisherman in the film, took home the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, becoming only the second Deaf actor – and the first male – to receive an Oscar for acting. His CODA costar Marlee Matlin was the first Deaf winner, taking the award for her performance in the 1986 film Children of a Lesser God

Many North Shore locations appear in the movie, from the state fish pier and Pratty’s bar in Gloucester to Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center. Several locals also have cameos or small roles in the film.

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