Oscars fans, if you enjoyed Sound of Metal, you're going to want to watch CODA.
After winning at the SAG Awards and BAFTA Awards, and earning nominations at the Golden Globes, the dramedy is now up for multiple categories at the 94rd Academy Awards. CODA, which stands for the child of deaf adults, is nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. What's more, CODA cast member Troy Kotsur was individually nominated for Best Supporting Actor. His nod is historical because it marks the first time a deaf man has earned an Oscar nomination for acting. After auditioning for the Sound of Metal and not landing it, Troy feels like CODA is an even bigger "blessing," per The New York Times.
The coming of age story written by Siân Heder is the English and American adaptation of the French comedic film La Famille Bélier. CODA tells the story of a teenager named Ruby (Emilia Jones) who aspires to be a singer. After growing up as the only hearing person in her deaf household, she's ready to pursue an academic career at Berklee School of Music. But she finds herself in the difficult position of balancing her goals and helping her family navigate the hearing world — comprised of Frank (Troy Kotsur), Jackie (Marlee Matlin) and Leo (Daniel Durant).
As much as Ruby loves music, she also loves her family and like many teens, she's torn between staying in the world she knows and leaving to build her own life.
Where to watch and stream CODA:
CODA is now available to stream for all Apple TV+ subscribers. In case you're not signed up for the streaming service yet, Apple TV+ offers a seven-day free trial to begin with. After that you can choose to keep it for $4.99 a month and take your time watching everything in the platform's library, including other Oscar nominees, like The Tragedy of Macbeth starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. But if you're just looking to watch CODA online, you can do so during the grace period. Just remember to cancel before your free trial is up.