Oscars show to include 007 tribute
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.