Troy Kotsur has jokingly said that he needs to design a special “bum bag” that will allow him to keep his numerous awards while continuing to sign.
The Coda star, who is deaf and uses American Sign Language (ASL), said he was “exhausted” picking up and taking off his awards while giving interviews.
The film, which also stars Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin, Emilia Jones and Daniel Durant, has won multiple awards and will win Best Picture at the Oscars on March 27.
Kotsur previously won the SAG, Bafta, Critics Choice Awards (CCA) for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film.
He won both the CCA and Bafta on the same night on March 13.
“It wasn’t easy for me because I had two awards that night and I had to hold them both and how was I supposed to sign?” he said, speaking at a Variety Q&A session.
“I wore them for a photo and I had to pick them up, put them down, pick them up, put them down and I was exhausted – then they said ‘(lift them) higher, Troy’… for about an hour.
“I need an assistant now to carry these awards.”
Coda director Sian Heder, also an Academy Award nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay, suggested Kotsur get a special “fanny pack or holster” for his awards.
“They have to make one, they don’t design it until deaf actors show up, and now it’s a new design so we deaf award winners have free hands,” Kotsur replied.
He added, “I slept with all my awards last night and my wife was a little bit jealous.”
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