PODCAST: And the Oscar goes to... Catalonia's Hollywood adventure 

Society of the Snow and Robot Dreams miss out on awards but have plenty of fun along the way

The 2024 Oscars Gala
The 2024 Oscars Gala / Richard Harbaugh / Phil McCarten / A.M.P.A.S.
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March 11, 2024 08:21 PM

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Society of the Snow and Robot Dreams miss out on coveted Academy Awards, but plenty of fun is had along the way. Press play to listen or subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts or Spotify.

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In Los Angeles, Natàlia Segura catches up with the nominees – Barcelona filmmaker JA Bayona, director of Society of the Snow, Montse Ribé and David Martí, nominated in the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category for their work on the same film, and Pablo Berger, director of Catalan production Robot Dreams, nominated for Best Animated Feature.  

On the big night itself, Natàlia heads to an Oscars party at the Teleferic Barcelona in LA, meets a survivor from the Uruguayan plane crash in 1972 that inspired Society of the Snow, and fills in a weary-eyed Cillian Shields back in Barcelona. 

The morning after the night before, Lorcan Doherty joins Lea Beliaeva Bander to chat about Catalonia's Oscars history and the two nominated films. 

And Robot Dreams' lead character designer, Daniel Fernández Casas, explains the secret of the movie's success

This week's Catalan phrase is 'somiar truites'. Literally, 'to dream omelettes', it means to dream big, perhaps unrealistically so! 

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