Oscar Salutes Bond

Dr-No-1962The 85th Academy Awards will include a tribute to the James Bond franchise, which has been celebrating its 50th Anniversary since the release of the first Bond, Dr No, on 5 October 1962.

“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 most recent Bond, Skyfall, has become the first James Bond film to be nominated for the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards.