Last year, was the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise; but it doesn’t look like the Academy is done celebrating. At this years 85th Academy Awards, they will be celebrating the International Man of Mystery with a tribute to the greatest spy of all time. It would be a dream to see all 6 Bonds up on stage, we can only hope that Sean Connery doesn’t wimp out on the idea.
Skyfall will probably not get nominated for an Oscar, but there’s a possibility with the Academy allowing 10 films to get nominations. We’ll know more when the nominations get announced on January 10th, at 5:30am PST. The Oscars themselves will be held on February 24th.
85TH OSCARS® TO FEATURE SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF JAMES BOND
The 85th Academy Awards® will include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the telecast’s producers announced today.
“We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “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 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m., PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
About Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series and Broadway productions. Their feature films include “The Bucket List,” ”Footloose,” “Hairspray” and “Chicago” — which won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. For television they’ve produced the films “Steel Magnolias,” ”Life with Judy Garland” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” among many others, and the series “Smash” and “Drop Dead Diva.” They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning ”Promises, Promises” and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.