MUMBAI: Following the success of Skyfall, the latest
film in the James Bond series, the Academy will honour
James Bond this year. The 85th Academy Awards will also
pay a tribute to the Bond movie franchise that is currently
celebrating its 50th anniversary.
producer Craig Zadan said, "We are very happy to
include a special sequence on our show saluting the
Bond films on their 50th birthday. Starting with Dr.
No back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running
motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global
is expected to pick up a handful of nods when the Oscar
nominations are announced this Thursday. Former Bond
star Timothy Dalton feels Skyfall, the most successful
Bond movie ever, is worthy of serious consideration
in a number of categories.
In a recent interview, Dalton said that the latest blockbuster
is "right at the forefront" of modern cinema.
In the past, only two (films in the) spy series won
Oscars, the 1964 release Goldfinger won the best sound
effects trophy while the next Thunderball got the best
special visual effects award.
is absolutely time for Bond to get proper attention
at the Oscars. On almost every level, this Bond movie
is right at the forefront of what cinema is capable
of. It is an absolutely modern James Bond, a movie truly
of its time. Daniel Craig is fantastic and it feels
very real. I thought the film was fabulous," observed
has become the first Bond film to earn more than $1
billion at the global box office.