Two Apple Original Films work bags combined six Critics Choice Film Awards nominations


Two Apple Original Films were nominated for the Critics Choice Film Awards, with up to a half-dozen gongs up for grabs in between; four for CODA and two for Macbeth’s tragedy.

Among the prizes on offer, content broadcast on Apple TV + is vying for the prestigious Best Picture and Best Actor awards, with Best Supporting Actor also up for grabs.

The full rundown of nominations for Apple Original Films is:

  • Better picture – CODA
  • Best Actor – Denzel Washington in Macbeth’s tragedy
  • Best Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur in CODA
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Sian Heder for CODA
  • Best Young Actor / Actress – Emilia Jones in CODA
  • Best Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel for Macbeth’s tragedy

From Oscar-winning director Joel Coen comes the propulsive and daring film “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. An original and striking reinvention of the classic Shakespearean tale portrayed in lavish black and white cinematography, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” finds the titular general and his faithful wife older and more cautious, struggling desperately against a ruthless clock as they attempt to seize on one last power opportunity. In the ensuing chaos, their hold on the throne unraveled, terror mounts and regret envelops every inch of their miserable world. With Kathryn Hunter, Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, Brendan Gleeson, Harry Melling and Bertie Carvel.

CODA, in particular, turned out to be an extremely important film, widely acclaimed for its portrayal of a deaf family and its “CODA”.

“CODA” is a Sundance sensation, having premiered at the festival this year and won four prestigious film festival awards, including the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. In “CODA”, 17-year-old Ruby (Emilia Jones) is the only hearing woman in a deaf family – a “CODA”, child of deaf adults. His life consists of playing the role of interpreter for his parents (Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur) and working on the family’s struggling fishing boat every day before school with his father and older brother (Daniel Durant ). But when Ruby joins her high school choir, she discovers a gift for singing and soon finds herself drawn to her duo partner Miles (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo). Encouraged by her enthusiastic and tough conductor (Eugenio Derbez) to apply to a prestigious music school, Ruby finds herself torn between the obligations she feels to her family and the pursuit of her own dreams.

The winners will be unveiled on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and hopes will be high that Apple can score a victory or two.

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