Troy Kotsur, E-’92; Marlee Matlin, H-’87; Daniel Durant, E-’15; and Emilia Jones, the main characters in the Oscar-nominated Apple TV+ film CODA, visited Gallaudet University on Tuesday, March 22. They participated in a panel moderated by Nikolya Sereda, ’19, shared their experiences making the film, and dispensed advice for students and aspiring actors and filmmakers. From Gallaudet, the cast went to the White House, where they met with President Biden.

The 94th Academy Awards, honoring movies aired in 2021, will be held at the Dolby Theater at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET. It will air on ABC. Troy Kotsur is a nominee for Best Supporting Actor, along with Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog), J. K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog). CODA has been nominated for Best Picture, along with Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, and West Side Story. It is also one of five nominees for Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

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