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SIGN OF THE TIMES T roy Kotsur can't resist telling a good story. From entertaining classmates as a schoolboy to his brilliant performance as a supporting actor in DA , one of the most acclaimed films of the year, he's been on an amazing journey. es the first eaf actor the caital " refers to eaf culture to win an individual Screen Actors uild Award , a ritish Academy ilm Award and a ritics hoice ovie Award, and only the second, after his DA costar arlee atlin, to win an scar A roud union memer, he was also the reciient of the SAATA arold ussell Award, which recognies an individual who has sustantially contriuted to the overall awareness of the disaility experience through media. DA , which stars milia ones, tells the story of a teen whose family is deaf, and the challenges she faces growing u straddling the hearing and deaf worlds t won the scar for est icture and the SA Award for utstanding ast in a otion icture ight on the heels of his scar win, interviewed otsur via oom to discuss his enchant for storytelling, the impact of DA 's popularity on eole with disailities and his love of ar ar s. CODA's Troy Kotsur Makes History | Spring 2022 | SAGAFTRA 61

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