On Sunday, March 27, 2022, the film, 'CODA' with a predominantly deaf cast won Best Picture award at the Oscars. Troy Kotsur, the first deaf male actor, won an Oscar for best supporting actor, and Sian Heder won Best Adapted Screenplay.
Read more about Mesquite Regional Day School celebrating the representation of the win. Read the full text of Kotsur's acceptance speech. Fun fact: Troy Kotsur performed in Star Wars and consulted in the creation of Tusken Raider Sign Language.