May 30, 2024

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Monday Arts Roundup: Oscar Watch

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Sign of the Periods: Troy Kotsur designed record past night time when he grew to become the first deaf man to win an Academy Award for performing (he was also the to start with to be nominated in 1986, his CODA costar Marlee Matlin turned the initially deaf performer to get an Oscar for her function in Kids of a Lesser God). Kotsur, who gave an emotional—and hilarious—performance as Frank Rossi, the patriarch of a deaf spouse and children who’s only listening to child develops a enthusiasm for singing in AppleTV’s CODA, attended D.C.’s really very own Gallaudet College from 1987 to 1989, wherever he analyzed theater, Tv, and movie. Daniel Durant, who performs Frank’s son in the film, also attended Gallaudet. 

The two CODA stars weren’t the only former District resident to prominently aspect in last night’s ceremony. Regina Hall, a D.C. native identified for her roles in Women Trip and the Frightening Film franchise, co-hosted with Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer. Corridor attended Tenleytown’s Immaculata School Substantial University, and has proudly repped her hometown before—she opened 2019’s Bet Awards with an ode to her hometown and #DontMuteDC. —Sarah Marloff & Ella Feldman

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