Eugenio Derbez reacted to the CODA nominations at the 2022 Oscar Awards: “The competition is difficult”

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After months of waiting, the list of nominations for the Oscar Awards 2022 and within the categories some Mexicans shone: William of the Bull for the alley of lost souls, Carlos Lopez Estrada for Raya the last dragon Y Eugenio Derbez for CODA: heart signals. In this regard, the actor shared his feelings with the public and explained the reason why probably won’t be able to attend the 94th annual awards which will take place at the end of March.

During the morning of this Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made it known who are the artists and what are the projects that will be considered to receive the coveted golden statuette at the next awards gala that will take place on Sunday March 27 at the theater Dolby located in Los Angeles, California.

CODA: heart signals will compete in the category of “Best film”, the main acknowledgment, with Belfast, Don’t look up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story and Nightmare Alley.

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The film directed by sian heder will also seek to obtain the award for “Best Adapted Screenplay” beside Drive My Car, Dune, The Lost Daugher Y The Power of the Dog.

After the news, Eugenio Derbez gave a couple of interviews for Mexican morning papers where he shared his feelings about the possibility of receiving recognition for the successful film project. During the talk with Venga la alegría, the actor confessed that he had agreed with his co-stars to see the film and everyone was very excited about the favorable response.

He also commented that he did not consider the possibility of being nominated in the category “Best Supporting Actor” because his character did not have the necessary strength compared to Troy Kotsur (CODA), who will compete for the statuette with Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog), JK Simmons (Being the Ricardos) or Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog).

Photo courtesy of Apple TV+ showing Eugenio Derbez (r) listening to director Siân Heder during the recording of the film "CODA".  EFE / Apple TV +
Photo courtesy of Apple TV+ showing Eugenio Derbez (r) listening to director Siân Heder during the recording of the film “CODA”. EFE / Apple TV +

At first I had very good reviews but I think the role is not strong enough to compete with this entire universe of actors. and wonderful movies that there were this year, but no, not at any time, “he declared.

The comedian played Bernard Villalobosa music teacher who within the story becomes a key piece for Ruby (Emilia Jones) and her passion for music. The Mexican recognized that this role gave him the opportunity to knock down the stereotypes that exist about Latin American actors, something that he has sought to fulfill since his stay in the North American country.

For me it was very important that a role like this, in which I am playing a music teacher who happens to be Mexican, has nothing to do with drug trafficking, with immigration.”, he added.

Emilia Jones plays Ruby, she had to learn sign language and also to sing.  She had a preparation of more than 9 months for this role.  (Courtesy photo)
Emilia Jones plays Ruby, she had to learn sign language and also to sing. She had a preparation of more than 9 months for this role. (Courtesy photo)

With all the enthusiasm, the creator of XHDBZ hopes that CODA manages to position itself as the “Best Film” at the award ceremony. However, he explained that the nomination is already a prize for the entire team and he did not want to delve into what other project could win the statuette.

Finally, the interpreter confessed that he will probably not be able to attend the 94th annual installment because it coincides with the recordings of a project that will start in March. However, he assured that he is trying to find a space to be present.

I’m shooting a movie and I’m not in Los Angeles at the time but I just talked to my crew”, he commented.

It should be noted that the film is also nominated for awards BAFTA 2022 Y won four awards at the sundance festival.

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Eugenio Derbez reacted to the CODA nominations at the 2022 Oscar Awards: “The competition is difficult”