Academy Awards to Pay Special Tribute to James Bond Films

The Beverly Hills-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will mark 50 years of James Bond films during this year's Oscar ceremony.

Superspy James Bond will be a featured guest at next month's Oscar ceremony.

The Beverly Hills-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that the Oscar telecast will include a special tribute to the Bond film series, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2012 with the blockbuster release Skyfall.

"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a joint statement. "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, featuring Daniel Craig as the British secret agent, recently became the first film in the series to cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

The 85th Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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George Vreeland Hill January 05, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Bond, James Bond. Those films are iconic in our culture. An honor well deserved.


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