- The most number of Academy Award nominations ever received by a Bond film totaling five (Best Song, Score, Sound Mixing, Sound Effects Editing and Cinematography).
- The first Bond film to get Oscar nominated in three decades. The last time was in 1982, when For Your Eyes Only (1981) was nominated for Best Song. 1982 also saw producer Albert R. Broccoli receive the Honorary Thalberg Award.
- First Bond film to win two Oscars (Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) won just the one each)
- The third Bond film to win an Academy Award and the first in forty-seven years, the last being Thunderball (1965).
- Skyfall's tied Oscar for Sound Editing was not actually the first in that category, as Goldfinger (1964) had won for Best Effects, Sound Effects whilst Diamonds Are Forever (1971) had been nominated for Best Sound.
- After a number of Bond Songs having being nominated for the Best Song Oscar (Live and Let Die (1973), For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and the unofficial Casino Royale (1967)), Adele's "Skyfall" became the first James Bond theme to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.