The Bond franchise to be celebrated at the Academy Awards

The James Bond movie franchise enjoyed a fantastic 50th anniversary in 2012 with the release of Skyfall, which has become the first Bond movie to break $1 billion at the global box office, as well as the highest-grossing movie of all time here in the UK.

Earlier this week, Skyfall was also named as one of ten contenders for the PGA Award, raising hopes that Daniel Craig's third outing as 007 could go on to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. However, whether Skyfall manages to secure an Oscar nomination or not, Bond is set to feature at next month's ceremony, with the Academy announcing today that it will pay tribute to the long-running spy series.

"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
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