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Oscars show to include 007 tribute

Published on Jan 5, 2013 5:52 AM
 
Actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during a photocall for the film Skyfall in Paris on Oct 24, 2012. The 2013 Oscars show will include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, celebrating its 50th anniversary with the record-breaking blockbuster Skyfall, organisers said on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The 2013 Oscars show will include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, celebrating its 50th anniversary with the record-breaking blockbuster Skyfall, organisers said on Friday.

Over the decades, a number of 007 films have been nominated for the coveted golden statuettes - albeit generally in technical or minor categories - and there has been talk that Skyfall could draw another nod or two.

But in any case Britain's most famous spy is guaranteed a turn in the Oscars spotlight at the 85th Academy Awards show on Feb 24.

"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," said the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

 
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