‘CODA’ Star Troy Kotsur Takes Home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
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This next category honors the supporting stars (because every main character needs a badass sidekick).

Tonight, the 94th annual Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Troy Kotsur won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Frank Rossi in CODA.

He beat out fellow nominees Kodi Smit-McPhee for The Power of the Dog (played Peter), Ciarán Hinds for Belfast (played Pop), Jesse Plemons for The Power of the Dog (played George Burbank) and J.K. Simmons for Being the Ricardos (played William Frawley).

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor has been around since the 9th annual ceremony in 1937. Last year, Daniel Kaluuya won the Oscar for playing Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. He was up against Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Leslie Odom Jr. for One Night in Miami, Paul Raci for Sound of Metal and Lakeith Stanfield for Judas and the Black Messiah.

Other previous winners include Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Moonlight, Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies, J. K. Simmons for Whiplash, Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club, Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained, Christopher Plummer for Beginners and Christian Bale for The Fighter.

Walter Brennan (Come and Get It) received the first-ever award in this category and currently holds the record for most wins (three). He’s followed by a seven-way tie between Ali, Waltz, Michael Caine, Melvyn Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Jason Robards and Peter Ustinov.

Bet [name] can’t wait for the after-party.

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