Daniel Craig, Skyfall

Columbia Pictures

The name's Oscar. Um, that's it, really.

But come the Feb. 24 ceremony, the name will be Bond, James Bond, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its 85th annual broadcast would include a tribute to the legendary cinematic superspy.

And hey, we already know he looks good in a tux.

The special celebration of the James Bond franchise will be featured in honor of the 50th anniversary of Ian Fleming's creation, currently incarnated by Daniel Craig.

There's no word yet, however, if Craig or any of the past Bonds will be taking part in the presentation.

"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," Oscar telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said. "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 latter of which was proven only recently when Skyfall became the first-ever Bond film to cross the billion-dollar mark at the box office.

As for the rest of the vaunted night's honorees: The Oscar nominations will be announced Jan. 10.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.