Oscar-buffs will know James Bond and The Oscars aren't the best of friends. 7 nominations and 2 wins (and they were for special effects) don't represent 50 years of one of the biggest film franchises in the world, so it's about time the Academy recognize 007.
And they will, in their own special way. Whether cast or crew will walk home with the coveted gold statue is still to be decided, but there will be a special tribute come February 2013 to mark 50 years of Britain's secret spy. "We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," 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."
Last year's Skyfall has become the first Bond film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide, and the film marked 50 years of James Bond movies, starting with 1962's Dr. No. Widely considered to be the 'best Bond ever', Skyfall may just be the Bond to buck the unwanted Oscars trend. It got a serious boost from its recent Producers Guild of America nomination for Best Picture.