Troy Kotsur wins best supporting actor Oscar for Coda

World Materials 28 March 2022 06:14 (UTC +04:00)

Troy Kotsur has won the Oscar for best supporting actor at the 94th Academy Awards, currently under way at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles, Trend reports citing The Guardian.

Kotsur won the prize for his role as fisherman Frank Rossi in Coda, the deaf father of Emilia Jones’ Ruby – the “child of deaf adults” as alluded to in the title – and becomes only the second deaf actor to win an Oscar, after Marlee Matlin’s best actress award for Children of a Lesser God in 1987. Coda is a remake of 2014 French film La Famille Bélier and is written and directed by Sian Heder. Alongside Jones and Kotsur, it also features Matlin as Frank’s wife, Jackie.

Kotsur has already won a string of awards for his role in the film, including best supporting actor at the Bafta, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards.