For Your Consideration…

Awards Season is upon us, the time of year when the subtle dramas and indie fare slowly but surely supplant the big budget explosions in the cinema listings. Where everyone has a different answer for Film of the Year. The once hotly tipped front runner has been snubbed by the academy. And the film everyone loved suddenly gets too popular and goes on to suffer the inevitable backlash.

We’ve had the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, every conceivable critics’ circle and guild, the newspaper editorials on what will and will not win, the surprises, the flops and the upsets, culminating in the Oscars on Sunday 26th February.

What better time to re-watch the winners of yesteryear, finally get around to seeing that critical hit you missed, or give that one film another go to see what all the fuss was about.

The nominees for your viewing pleasure can be found on our Box of Broadcasts           And the Award Goes to… playlist.

From Argo to All Quiet on the Western Front, from 12 Years a Slave to Gone with the Wind and everything in between.

After the music has played…

Box of Broadcast (BoB) doesn’t come and go like an award contender’s marketing campaign, it is an on-demand TV and radio service available all the year round, with a vast array of content and material to cite and aide you in your learning and teaching.

Students and staff can view material, create playlists and edit clips from over 65 free-to-air channels including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Film4 and many others, together with an archive of over 2 million broadcasts ranging from last night to the last century.

To view the playlist, simply follow this link to Box of Broadcasts. When prompted to sign in, select Edge Hill University as your home institution and log in using your Edge Hill username and password.

Available across all desktop, android and iOS devices you can watch live, request or record programmes. It has an easy to search format that provides detailed citation data to help you with academic referencing.

In the best supporting material category, check out our online guide or watch a video tutorial.

Enjoy the show!

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