It’s been a great 50th Anniversary year for James Bond with Skyfall opening to wide critical acclaim and crossing the $1 billion milestone at the worldwide box office. There may even be some awards recognition on the horizon, but even if no statues are given Bond will still have a presence at the upcoming Oscar ceremony, as the producers announced there will be a James Bond tribute.
From the press release:
“We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Starting with ‘Dr. No’ back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon.”
No details are given about what the tribute will involve, but it will be great to see the franchise being recognised, even if it’s just a video montage. As for Skyfall‘s chances, the film probably has the best shot of any recent Bond film at some statues. Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem), and Best Supporting Actress (Dame Judi Dench) are all possibilities, but we won’t know for sure until next week.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The awards themself will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.