Is “CODA” The Little Movie That Could?
The Apple TV+ drama about deafness and music took home a big win at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, taking home the group’s best picture award.
“As a producer, I’ve always been drawn to stories full of humanity,” Phillippe Rousselet, one of the film’s producers, said in his acceptance speech. “In a world where we see the lack of it every day, I take this award as a sign that there is still hope.”
The PGA Award is often considered the best winner in the industry for best photo. Since 2009, when the Guild and the Oscars both expanded their roster of Best Picture nominees and passed a preferential vote, the two groups differed only three times in their final roster.
The PGA win for “CODA,” in addition to the recent win for Best Ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, looks set to set the film up for a Best Picture showdown against Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog,” which is up to received the highest accolades to date from the Directors Guild of America, BAFTA and the Critics Choice Awards. Between these two films, the Oscar night will almost certainly culminate in a streaming service that wins Hollywood’s biggest prize for the first time.
Still, it’s worthless that “CODA,” which stands for children of deaf adults, received only three Oscar nominations compared to the 12 earned by “The Power of the Dog,” and it lacks the directing and editing nominations it deserves. usually indicate the best … photo strength. No film since 1932’s “Grand Hotel” has won the top Oscar without one of these major nominations.
To get the best picture, “CODA” will likely have to win every Oscar it has been nominated for, a screenplay that seems more feasible by the day as supporting actor Troy Kotsur continues to receive trophies and after the film’s screenplay takes a hit. surprise win at BAFTA.
Elsewhere at the PGA Awards, “Summer of Soul” took the Documentary Film honors, while “Encanto” was named Best Animated Film. Top TV awards went to “Succession” (Best Episodic Drama), “Ted Lasso” (Best Episodic Comedy) and “Mare of Easttown” (Best Limited Series).