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Here’s a shock that may be an omen for Sunday night’s SAG Awards.

Last night “CODA” won Outstanding Independent Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards. There is exactly one Black actor in “CODA.” Getting the Image Award is a BIG deal.

“CODA” could surprise everyone and win the SAG Best Ensemble Award, and Troy Kotsur could win Supporting Actor. 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 the dark horse film of this year, and could very well go all the way.  “CODA” is from Apple TV Plus, which paid a record $25 million for it.

That the Image Awards didn’t look for a Black film is very interesting. “CODA” cuts across even race.

There have been a slew of Image Awards handed out this week. Tonight comes the final, live show at 8pm on BET. Let’s pay close attention.

Other movie 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 Motion Picture.

 

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