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85th Oscars to feature special celebration of James Bond

85th Oscars to feature special celebration of James Bond

Los Angeles: The Academy Awards have typically overlooked James Bond films but this year's ceremony will include a tribute to the superspy movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Last year's "Skyfall" has become the first Bond film to gross more than USD 1 billion worldwide and the film marked 50 years of James Bond movies, starting with 1962's "Dr No".

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

"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 January 10 in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.


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