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This year's Oscar telecast to feature a tribute to James Bond's 50th anniversary

Jan. 4, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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As you can see from the above image, 007 is not exactly Oscar bait. The long-running spy franchise is made for entertainment and not awards which is clear from the Roger Moore era of films. But, since Daniel Craig took the Bond mantle, the movies have been of a much higher caliber and yet still have no nominations. Maybe this year will change that with the Academy hard-pressed to ignore the $1 billion global box office for SKYFALL.

But, whether SKYFALL gets a nomination or a win this year, the Academy will recognize Ian Fleming's creation with a special sequence to honor the 50th anniversary of Bond on the big screen.

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron had this to say about the sequence: “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.”

No word on whether it will be a video montage or something more involved on stage, but with the larger pool of Best Picture nominees and Javier Bardem's scene-stealing villain, this may be Bond's big year.

The Oscars will air live on ABC on February 24, 2013.

Source: Deadline

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11:59AM on 01/04/2013
All the Bonds including Connery should show up on stage for the event. How fucking epic would that be?
All the Bonds including Connery should show up on stage for the event. How fucking epic would that be?
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1:13PM on 01/04/2013
That would be cool.
That would be cool.
9:59AM on 01/04/2013
Whoops double post sorry.
Whoops double post sorry.
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9:55AM on 01/04/2013
On top of this, SKYFALL should be nominated for Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Original Song. Even Bardem deserves a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
On top of this, SKYFALL should be nominated for Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Original Song. Even Bardem deserves a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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11:16AM on 01/04/2013
It absolutely should be nominated for Cinematography.
It absolutely should be nominated for Cinematography.
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