Here’s a clash that could be a harbinger for Sunday night’s SAG Awards.
Last night “CODA” won Outstanding Independent Film at the NAACP Image Awards. There is exactly one black actor in “CODA”. Getting the picture price is a big deal.
“CODA” could surprise everyone and win the SAG Best Ensemble Award, and Troy Kotsur could win the supporting role. And then all bets are off for the Oscars.
I told you about “CODA” in January 2021 when it wowed everyone who watched it at Sundance. It’s this year’s dark horse movie, and it could very well go all the way. “CODA” comes from Apple TV Plus, which paid a record $25 million for it.
That the Image Awards didn’t look for a film noir is very interesting. “CODA” even crosses the breed.
Many Image Awards were presented this week. Tonight comes the final live at 8 p.m. on BET. Let’s be careful.
Other film awards last night went to Regina King, supporting actress for “The Harder They Fall”, Daniel Kaluuya, supporting actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah”. Also Outstanding Documentary (Film) “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power” and “Encanto” Outstanding Animated Film.