Look at Millicent Simmonds on the red carpet! That was taken at the Critics Choice Awards, which took place on January 11th here in Los Angeles, California! Thanks for sharing that with us, Millie! This year is huge for #DeafTalent! Look at Baby Driver, which was nominated for Best Action Movie and it has Deaf actor CJ Jones in it!
Millie was nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress for her performance in “Wonderstruck.” This makes her the first Deaf actor to be nominated for the award. Take a look.
You are really making waves in the Deaf community, Millie!
Another film, “The Shape of Water” won Best Film of the Year. Sally Hawkins, a hearing actor, played a mute character that uses ASL. The film has two ASL consultants that are Deaf - Amanda Richer and Justin Jackerson. It’s looking like “The Shape of Water” may fare well at the Oscars this March as well. This proves that a lot of Deaf people were involved in the film industry in 2017!
Will we see more from the Deaf community in 2018? Get ready!