Oscars to feature special celebration of James Bond

The 85th Academy Awards will include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the telecast’s producers announced today. “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 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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