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Sunday, 24 February 2019

Audio Description and the Oscars

I've been doing a lot of thinking about audio description recently. Ahead of this year's Academy Awards Ceremony, I wrote an article for The Conversation about why I think film awards like the Oscars and the BAFTAs should honour audio description alongside things like acting, sound effects and direction. Read the article here. And I wrote a review of Extant and Yellow Earth production Flight Paths - a play which uses integrated audio description in inventive and effective ways. Read the review here.


  1. 'Dolor y gloria' (Pedro Almodóvar), 'Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles' (Salvador Simó) and 'While the war lasts' (Alejandro Amenábar) are the pre-selected Spanish films to represent Spain in the 92nd edition of the Awards Oscar in the category of 'Best non-English speaking film'. The film finally selected to qualify for the Oscars, whose gala will be held on February 9, will be known on September 5.