Oscars 2022: A Standing Ovation In Sign Language For Hearing-Impaired Troy Kotsur

The 2022 Oscars In his acceptance speech, he declared through an American Sign Language (ASL) translator, "It is great to be here."

New Delhi: Troy Kotsur made history by winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for CODA at the 94th Academy Awards, being only the second deaf actor to do so. The audience, which included his co-star Marlee Matlin, gave the actor a standing ovation and clapped in unison. In 1986, Marlee Matlin, who is also hard of hearing, won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Children Of A Lesser God. Troy Kotsur gave the deaf and disabled community his victory as a gift. "It's incredible to be here. I find it hard to believe I am here. I appreciate the Academy's recognition of my efforts "An emotional Kotsur delivered his victory speech in American Sign Language (ASL) through an interpreter.


The CODA director, Sian Heder, also received a shout-out from the actor. She was referred to as "the best communicator" by him. "Thank you to my wife and my daughter Kyra in my hometown of Mesa, Arizona," he continued. Additionally, Mark Finley, my boss, and our group... My mother, my father, and my brother Mark is with me at this time. They aren't here right now but look at me. I finished. I cherish you. I appreciate it. You are our bridge, and the Sian Heder bridge in Hollywood, which was made possible by Apple, Sundance, our whole cast and crew, our producers, and the people of Gloucester, Massachusetts, will always bear your name. The actor also praised his family for their unwavering support.


The other actors vying for the award for best-supporting actor were JK Simmons for Being The Ricardos, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Jesse Plemons for The Power of the Dog, and Ciaran Hinds for Belfast. Best Supporting Actress went to Ariana DeBose for West Side Story.


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