Troy Kotsur shines at 2022 Oscars as first deaf male winner for ‘Coda’

Troy Kotsur shines at 2022 Oscars as first deaf male winner for Coda


Troy Kotsur shines at 2022 Oscars as first deaf male winner for Coda
Troy Kotsur shines at 2022 Oscars as first deaf male winner for ‘Coda’

Troy Kotsur has made history at the Oscars after becoming the first deaf male winner.

Kotsur was nominated for the very first time, for Best Supporting actor for his role in Coda, along with other nominees including Ciarán Hinds, Jesse Plemons, J.K. Simmons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

While giving his acceptance speech, the actor said, “Thank you so much to all the members of the Academy for recognizing my work.”

He expressed his disbelief to receive recognition among the esteemed set of actors. 

“This is amazing to be here on this journey. I cannot believe I’m here,” the star stated.

The actor paid tribute to his father, saying, “He was the best singer in our family… Dad, I learned so much from you I’ll always love you. You are my hero.”

Kotsur concluded his speech by dedicating the award to the deaf and disabled communities and added, “This is our moment.”



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