James Bond to be honoured at Oscars

Published Friday, 04 January 2013
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James Bond will be honoured at the Oscars next month following the success of the latest 007 caper, Skyfall.

James Bond to be honoured at Oscars

The 85th Academy Awards telecast will include a tribute to the movie franchise, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Show 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 phenomenon."

The latest film is also expected to pick up a handful of nods when the Oscar nominations are announced next weekand former 007 Timothy Dalton insists Skyfall - the most successful Bond movie ever - is worthy of serious consideration in a number of categories.

In a recent interview, Daniel Craig's predecessor insisted the latest blockbuster is "right at the forefront" of modern cinema.

The spy series has only won two Oscars - for Best Sound Effects for 1964's Goldfinger and Best Special Visual Effects for its follow-up, Thunderball.

Dalton told the Sunday Express: "It 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."

Skyfall has become the first Bond film to sail past $1bn at the global box office. It has also become the first movie ever to cross the £100m in the UK.

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