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CMU Drama on the Oscars, On Stage & Behind the Scenes


March 28, 2022
By Shannon Musgrave

The 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony was an enormous evening for what’s been known as “the little film that might.” “CODA,” written and directed by Carnegie Mellon College Faculty of Drama alumna Siân Heder, gained Finest Image and Heder took house the award for Finest Tailored Screenplay.

“Writing and making this film was really life-changing as an artist and as a human being,” stated Heder in her acceptance speech.

The movie has proved an trade darling since its Sundance Movie Competition premiere in 2021, the place it was awarded each the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Viewers Award; and Heder gained Finest Director within the U.S. Dramatic part. Following a bidding battle for the movie’s rights, it was acquired by Apple for $25 million — a pageant file.

Since then, it has obtained a few of the movie trade’s highest accolades, together with Finest Image on the Hollywood Critics Affiliation Awards, Finest Characteristic Movie by the Producers Guild of America, and was honored among the many 12 months’s prime movies on the AFI Awards. Heder gained Finest Tailored Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America, Hollywood Critics Affiliation and the British Academy of Movie & Tv.

“CODA” (which is the time period for “Little one of Deaf Adults”) is tailored from the 2014 French movie “La Famille Bélier,” concerning the listening to daughter of Deaf mother and father who breaks away from her household to pursue her desires of singing.



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