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Troy Kotsur, E-’92; Marlee Matlin, H-’87; Daniel Durant, E-’15; and Emilia Jones, the main characters in the Oscar-nominated Apple TV+ film CODA, visited Gallaudet University on Tuesday, March 22. They participated in a panel moderated by Nikolya Sereda, ’19, shared their experiences making the film, and dispensed advice for students and aspiring actors and filmmakers. From Gallaudet, the cast went to the White House, where they met with President Biden.
The 94th Academy Awards, honoring movies aired in 2021, will be held at the Dolby Theater at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET. It will air on ABC. Troy Kotsur is a nominee for Best Supporting Actor, along with Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog), J. K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog). CODA has been nominated for Best Picture, along with Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, and West Side Story. It is also one of five nominees for Writing (Adapted Screenplay).
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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