Apple Original Movie ‘CODA’ Makes History at BAFTA Film Awards

Siddhant Adlakha of The Observer says it best when he describes CODA as “one of the best crowd pleasers this year”.

At the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), Apple received two historic BAFTA Film Awards for its Apple Original Film ‘CODA’, making it the first film with a mostly Deaf cast to win the BAFTA Film Awards.

The winners were announced at a ceremony in London on Sunday, March 13, where the “CODA” actress Emily Jones performed a moving rendition of by Joni Mitchell ballad “Both Sides Now”, the same song performed by his character in the film.

With a BAFTA award for actor in a supporting role, star of “CODA” Troy Kotsur makes history as the first deaf actor to win a BAFTA in the category. Female writer and director Sian Heder also won its first BAFTA award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

In total, Apple has won two BAFTA Film Awards:


  • Adapted screenplay, Siân Heder
  • Supporting Actor, Troy Kotsur

The multi-award-winning original Apple film “CODA” continues its streak of global success, recently scoring historic wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards – and becoming the first film with a mostly deaf cast to receive a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a movie.

The film also recently received a Film Independent Spirit Award, four Hollywood Critics Association Awards, an NAACP Image Award, as well as multiple Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Since its worldwide debut, the Apple Original film has also received an unprecedented four awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, including the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast, Director’s Award, Audience Award and Grand jury prize, and was awarded an AFI prize.

Since the launch of Apple TV+ just over two years ago, Apple’s series and films have won 219 wins and 950 nominations and have been recognized by the Academy Awards, SAG Awards, PGA Awards, WGA Awards, DGA Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, NAACP Image Awards, plus previous Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, and more.

“CODA” is now streaming on Apple TV+.