Denzel Washington and ‘CODA’ pick up big Oscar noms for Apple TV+

Denzel Washington and CODA pick up big Oscar noms for Apple TV+

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Denzel Washington and ‘CODA’ pick up big Oscar noms for Apple TV+
Denzel Washington is up for the Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Tragedy of Macbeth, now streaming on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

The nominations are out for the 94th Academy Awards, and Apple TV+ films are up for six Oscars. Two movies from Apple’s streaming service attracted the attention of the Academy: CODA and The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Both films have already garnered a bevy of awards and nomimations.

CODA is up for the Best Picture Oscar

‘CODA‘ is up for the Best Picture Oscar
CODA has been nominated for the most-prestigious Oscar.
Photo: Apple TV+

CODA, the Apple TV+ film about the adult child of deaf parents, was nominated for Best Picture. It is the first motion picture with a predominantly deaf cast in leading roles to receive a Best Picture nomination.

It is competing against Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, and West Side Story.

Plus, Troy Kotsur is up for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for CODA. That makes him the first deaf male actor to receive a nomination in the category. And the Apple TV+ production was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Subscribers to Apple’s streaming service can watch CODA now.

The Tragedy of Macbeth scores three Oscar noms, too

Screen legend Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Tragedy of Macbeth. This adaptation of the murderous Shakespeare play debuted in theaters in 2021 and recently began streaming on Apple TV+.

Washington is up against Will Smith for King Richard, Javier Bardem for Being the Ricardos, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog and Andrew Garfield for Tick, Tick … Boom!

The Academy also nominated Macbeth for the Best Cinematography Oscar, as well as the Best Production Design Oscar.

Subscribers to Apple TV+ can watch The Tragedy of Macbeth now.

Winners will be announced on ABC on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

All Apple TV+ nominations for the 94th Academy Awards include:

  • Best picture: CODA
  • Best actor: Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Best supporting actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA
  • Adapted Screenplay: CODA
  • Cinematography: The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Production design: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences