Troy Kotsur became the first deaf man to win an Academy Award on Monday night. The actor won for his role in the film CODA. His performance in the film became a viral sensation, and his name is now officially etched in Oscar history. It is the second time a deaf actor has won the Academy Award. The first was Marlee Matlin in 1987. But with his winning performance, Kotsur is the first deaf man to win the Academy Awards.
In his acceptance speech, Kotsur praised his acting talent and the work of his interpreter, Youn Yuh-jung, who had performed his best performance. He urged the audience to support the film, saying: “I’m tired of seeing Deaf people portrayed as victims.” The audience’s cheers were a testament to his talent.
During his speech, Kotsur thanked CODA and his family for the award. He said CODA had given his career a boost. He also showed gratitude for his wife who is also deaf. During the ceremony, he embraced his wife and his daughter before leaving the stage. During his speech, Kotsur kissed his wife before going on stage. The actress was also a part of the production of CODA, which starred the teen singer Alessandra.
The ceremony also marked the debut of a deaf actor who won Best Actor at the 2022 Academy Awards. The Deaf Actor and Director, Youn Yuh-jung, presented the award to Kotsur, signing his name before saying it. Throughout his speech, the Deaf Academy Awards were a great night for the actor.
The Oscar was also the first time a deaf actor has won an Academy Award. In 2016, Marlee Matlin was the first Deaf person to win the Oscar for her role in Children of a Lesser God. Youn Yuh-jung presented Kotsur with the award for best supporting actor in CODA. Despite his age, he is the first Deaf man to be nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars.
After announcing the award, the film’s director, Marlee Matlin, presented the award to Kotsur. The deaf actor has a long and successful road to the Oscars. He has been in the industry for the past 20 years. His parents were police chiefs, and his father is a deaf advocate. The movie is based on the novel by Richard Ford, which was adapted from his childhood stories.