Submitted by Alex
WINNER – BEST PICTURE
Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones) is a senior in high school and the only hearing member of her deaf family, including her father Frank (Troy Kotsur), mother Jackie (Marlee Matlin), and older brother Leo (Daniel Durant). She works on her father’s fishing boat with her father and brother. She has a love for singing and begins training with her teacher Mr. Villalobos (Eugenio Derbez) to audition for a music college scholarship, but finds herself torn between wanting to do something on her own and the responsibility of being the translator for her entire family. She eventually gives up singing, but her family comes around to support her and she gets into school and leaves her family for the first time.