'CODA' star Troy Kotsur is now the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar, as he was feted with the Best Supporting Actor honour for his performance in the film.
On accepting the coveted honour, Kostur said: "I just wanted to say that this is dedicated to the deaf community, the CODA community and the disabled community. This is our moment!"
Kostur is the second deaf performer to be nominated. The first deaf actor to win an award was Marlee Matlin, who scored the Oscar for 'Children of a Lesser God', played his wife in 'CODA'.
'CODA' is about a teenage girl, who is the only hearing member of her family learning to connect with her deaf parents and brother through, of all things, her passion for singing.