The Academy has spent decades ignoring Bond, James Bond, however the 2013 Oscar producers have planned a "special celebration" of the super-suave super spy. The iconic franchise turns 50 years and those decades of entertaining audiences will be recognized during the February 24, 2013 awards show.
Stated Craig Zadan and Neil Meron: "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."
Over the years, the Bond films have received seven Oscar nominations in the Song, Sound Effects, Visual Effects, Score, and Set Decoration categories. The series can claim two victories: Goldfinger (1964) for Best Sound Effects and Thunderball (1965) for Best Visual Effects.
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