This year’s production of the 85th Academy Awards will pay special tribute to the longest-running film franchise in the history of the industry. The James Bond franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and will be honored with a special segment during the Oscar telecast according to a report in the Times Herald on Jan. 4.
Producers of the show, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, stated “We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday.”
With the release of the first Bond film in 1962, “Dr. No,” a phenomenon was set in motion that continues to today. The most recent Bond film, “Skyfall,” opened this past November and earned a franchise record-setting $1 billion at the box office.
There is currently no word on what the tribute will consist of though a montage of scenes from many of the films seems likely. Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig have all taken turns in the role and could be called upon to make an appearance on the show. Wouldn’t that be a remarkable thing to see?
The 85th Academy Awards show will be held Feb. 24 in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre and aired on ABC. Bond fans will have to tune in to see how the Academy honors its longest-running franchise.
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