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Chris Stapleton, Babyface and Sheryl Lee Ralph Tapped for Super Bowl LVII Pregame Entertainment

The Super Bowl LVII pregame entertainment lineup has been revealed. The NFL announced on Tuesday that eight-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at the mega-event. Some of the songwriter’s biggest tracks include “Tennessee Whiskey,” “The Devil Named Music,” “Broken Halos,” “Second One to Know” and “You Should Probably Leave.” Twelve-time Grammy […]

Troy Kotsur’s Oscar Statue Recovered Following Car Theft in Arizona

Troy Kotsur says that after his vehicle was stolen, his Oscar statue went along with it. The CODA star posted about the incident Saturday in a now-deleted tweet, writing that while in Mesa, Arizona, his vehicle — which had his Oscar inside — was stolen. Both the vehicle and award statue were recovered by local authorities, […]

Troy Kotsur to Star in Disney+ Series About the 2021 Cubs Football Team

Disney+ announced Thursday a sports drama series with an impressive bench of talent attached. Oscar-winning Coda actor Troy Kotsur is attached to star and executive produce the as-yet-untitled project which tells the true story of the 2021 Cubs Football team, where a Deaf team had an undefeated season and earned a spot in the California […]

Troy Kotsur to Deliver Keynote for UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s 2022 Commencement

CODA star Troy Kotsur will deliver the keynote address at this year’s UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television commencement as part of the university’s 75th annual ceremony, it was announced Friday. The event, which will take place June 10 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, will be presided over by the school’s interim dean Brian Kite. […]

‘CODA’ Star Troy Kotsur Signs With Verve

Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur has signed with Verve. Kotsur made history as the first deaf performer to win an Academy Award for his supporting role in Sian Heder’s best picture winner, CODA, in which he played fisherman and father Frank Rossi. Kotsur’s Oscar came at the end of a whirlwind awards season, during which he […]

Marlee Matlin, Geena Davis Celebrate Diversity Wins and Next Steps at The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Raising Our Voices’ Luncheon

“I’m so grateful that I’m not alone any longer,” CODA star Marlee Matlin told the audience at The Hollywood Reporter‘s inaugural “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” luncheon Wednesday. Introduced by her CODA co-star, Troy Kotsur — who last month became the second deaf Oscar winner ever following Matlin’s historic win 35 years ago […]

The Hollywood Reporter Announces Inaugural ‘Raising Our Voices’ Luncheon With Marlee Matlin to Keynote

The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday announced its inaugural “Raising Our Voices: Setting Hollywood’s Inclusion Agenda” luncheon, featuring a keynote address by Marlee Matlin along with appearances by Troy Kotsur, Geena Davis and more. The event, presented by Walmart, will bring together some of the industry’s most influential and inspiring executives, storytellers and thought-leaders for a […]

Apple to Rerelease Oscar Winner ‘CODA’ in Theaters

After CODA made history with the first Oscar best picture winner for a streaming service, Apple and its Apple TV+ platform are set to rerelease the watershed movie for Deaf representation in theaters from April 1. After also winning the best supporting actor Oscar, for Troy Kotsur, and the best adapted screenplay trophy, for writer-director […]

‘CODA’s’ Troy Kotsur Makes History With Best Supporting Actor Oscar: “This Is Our Moment”

Troy Kotsur has made history by winning the best supporting actor Oscar and becoming the first deaf male, and the second deaf actor, to earn an Academy Award for acting. Kotsur won for his role in CODA, playing deaf Massachusetts fisherman Frank Rossi. In 1987, Marlee Matlin, Kotsur’s CODA co-star, was the first and until […]

Why Troy Kotsur Picked a Deep Green Tuxedo for the Oscars: “Tan Tones Wouldn’t Work For Him”

There’s a reason Troy Kotsur, nominated for best supporting actor at the 2022 Oscars for his work in CODA, is wearing deep green at the 94th annual Academy Awards — beyond the fact that he likes the color. The actor, who was identified as deaf when he was 9 months old, not only requires a […]

Inside MPTF’s “Night Before” Party With Oscar Nominees Andrew Garfield, Ariana DeBose and Javier Bardem

The Power of the Dog nominees and real-life couple Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons mingled with real-life pals who play the parents in CODA, Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur. Best actor nominee Andrew Garfield chatted with best supporting actress nominee Ariana DeBose, while Judi Dench held court and received congratulations left and right for her […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast and Video — Troy Kotsur (‘CODA’)

Troy Kotsur, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast (which is accompanied by video at the bottom of the post), is a trailblazer. Kotsur is a veteran of deaf theater who has appeared on Broadway and on TV shows including The Mandalorian en route to being cast in Sian Heder’s […]