CODA Wins Best Picture at 2022 Oscars
The 94th Academy Awards officially deemed Apple TV+’s “CODA” the Best Picture of 2021.
“CODA”‘s Best Picture win concludes the film’s record-breaking run after making history as the biggest Sundance acquisition ever, courtesy of Apple, which picked it up for $25 million.
The film prevailed over Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion’s twist on the Western genre that for weeks was considered the favorite before “CODA’s” late surge.
Heder called the success of “CODA” an “extended experience” thanks to the festival premiere and subsequent Apple TV+ rollout.
“CODA” was Apple’s first nominee for best picture, whereas Netflix has had a string of nominees in its pursuit of the academy’s most desired honor.
The Best Picture win will no doubt fuel new interest in the film, as writer-director Heder celebrates the huge victory for it and for ASL representation onscreen.