Nobody does it better…and the Oscars will show how true that statement is.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its 85th annual broadcast would include a tribute to 007. The James Bond franchise will be receive a special honor for it’s 50th anniversary. The academy is trying to get all six actors who have played Bond (Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig) to make an appearance.
“We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” Oscar telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said. “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.”
Skyfall, the 23rd and most recent Bond flick, has an outside shot at being nominated for Best Picture, while Judi Dench and Javier Bardem could garner best supporting nominations. Skyfall has made over $1 billion dollars worldwide, becoming the most successful Bond film of all time.