Surprise! Presage? Apple Plus’ ‘CODA’ Wins NAACP Award for Best Independent Film, Has Black Actor

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Here’s a clash that could be a harbinger for Sunday night’s SAG Awards.

Yesterday evening “CODA” won Outstanding Independent Film at the NAACP Image Awards. There is exactly one black actor in “CODA”. Getting the picture price is a big deal.

“CODA” could surprise everyone and win the SAG Best Ensemble Award, and Troy Kotsur could win the supporting role. And then all bets are off for the Oscars.

I told you about “CODA” in January 2021 when it wowed everyone who watched it at Sundance. It’s this year’s dark horse movie, and it could very well go all the way. “CODA” comes from Apple TV Plus, which paid a record $25 million for it.

That the Image Awards didn’t look for a film noir is very interesting. “CODA” even crosses the breed.

Many Image Awards were presented this week. Tonight comes the final live at 8 p.m. on BET. Let’s be careful.

Other film awards last night went to Regina King, supporting actress for “The Harder They Fall”, Daniel Kaluuya, supporting actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah”. Also Outstanding Documentary (Film) “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power” and “Encanto” Outstanding Animated Film.

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Roger Friedman started his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His film reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes and he is a member of the film and television arms of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years, including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid-90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn’t). not so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. . He is also screenwriter and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive”, a selection from the Cannes, Sundance and Telluride festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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