WT Clients: “CODA” Wins Three Academy Awards

On March 27, 2022 CODA won all three Academy Awards for which it was nominated (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay). It made history as the first film with a predominantly Deaf cast and the first film produced by a streaming service (Apple TV+) to win Best Picture. Actor Troy Kotsur is also the first Deaf male actor to win an Oscar, taking home Best Supporting Actor, and writer and producer Siân Heder won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Weintraub Tobin congratulates clients Vendôme Pictures, Pathé Films, and Patrick Wachsberger, producers of the film, on their achievements.

February 8, 2022:

Weintraub congratulates clients Vendôme Pictures, Pathé Films, and Patrick Wachsberger on the announcement of three Academy Award nominations for the indie film CODA: Best Picture (Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Patrick Wachsberger, producers), Best Adapted Screenplay (Siân Heder), and Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur).

Alan Grodin and Tara Sattler began working with the CODA team during the early stages of development and provided legal services for the financing, production, and record $25M sale to Apple at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Shaun Gordon assisted with the distribution agreement.

CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) won the Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award, Directing Award, and U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The film has also been nominated at the BAFTA Awards, the Critics Choice Awards, the Artios Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, the PGA Awards, and the WGA Awards.

The 94th Academy Awards are set to take place on March 27.