The Academy Awards will honor the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise with a special tribute at the upcoming 85th Oscars on February 24, 2013.
Although the 2013 Oscar nominations won’t be announced until January 10, Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed that the upcoming telecast will pay tribute to 50th Anniversary of James Bond and the history of the franchise, which dates back to 1962.
“We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” said Oscars broadcast 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.”
Released on November 9 of last year, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, became the most lucrative Bond film of all time with nearly $300 million in domestic sales and a worldwide total over $1 billion.
Hailed as one of the best Bond films of all time, Skyfall honored the 50th Anniversary of James Bond in style and raised the bar even higher on the quality of Bond films.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10 from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles.