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“Is Hollywood ready?”: “CODA” stars and real-life CODAs on portrayals of the Deaf community
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“Is Hollywood ready?”: “CODA” stars and real-life CODAs on portrayals of the Deaf community

Troy Kotsur was stunned by what he saw when he went up on stage to accept the Oscar for best supporting actor earlier this spring. The audience was a sea of waving hands."They were doing the Deaf clap — the Deaf applause," he signed in ASL during an interview with CBS News. "It seemed like they were sharing this mutual respect and this hellish, tough journey I've been on for over 30 years."  Troy Kotsur accepts the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in "CODA," from Youn Yuh-jung, on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Getty Images Kotsur's win was one of three for the film "CODA" that night, along with best picture and best adapted screenplay. I...