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  31 December 2012

Skyfall producers set their sights on Academy recognition

With Skyfall still riding high at the box office with a phenomenal $1 billion take to date, EON Productions and SONY Pictures have their sights set even higher as they promote the film as a likely Oscar and BAFTA candidate in the upcoming awards season. In an unprecedented move the producers/distributors have released four special posters aimed at the US Academy and UK BAFTA voters, who will make their decisions in the coming month with the results being announced in at ceremonies in February 2013.

Award recognition can bring ever greater box office receipts (not that Skyfall needs it!) for films still on release during the awards season. With Skyfall still to be released in some territories, it makes perfect sense to promote the film as a potential award winner. The film has already garnered some well deserved minor awards - with Roger Deakins' magnificent cinematography being recognised by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; and Javier Bardem being named Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Satellite awards (given by the International Press Academy).

The producers are asking for Skyfall to be considered for award recognition in all  categories including: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Song and Best  Original Score.

Skyfall For Your Consideration poster
Skyfall For Your Consideration posters
 

James Bond at the Oscars

Goldfinger (1964) in 1965
Winner - Best Effects, Sound Effects (Norman Wanstall)

Thunderball (1965) in 1966
Winner - Best Effects, Special Visual Effects (John Stears)

Casino Royale (1967) in 1968
Nomination - Best Music, Original Song (Burt Bacharach for music,
and Hal David for lyrics for the song 'The Look of Love')

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) in 1972
Nomination - Best Sound (Gordon K. McCallum, John W. Mitchell, Al Overton)

Live And Let Die (1973) in 1974
Nomination - Best Music, Original Song (Paul and Linda McCartney for 'Live And Let Die')

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) in 1978
Nomination - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Hugh Scaife)
Nomination - Best Music, Original Score (Marvin Hamlisch)
Nomination - Best Music, Original Song (Marvin Hamlisch for music, and Carole Bayer Sager
for lyrics for the song 'Nobody Does it Better')

Moonraker (1979) in 1980
Nomination - Best Effects, Visual Effects (Derek Meddings, Paul Wilson, John Evans)

For Your Eyes Only (1981) in 1982
Nomination - Best Music, Original Song (Bill Conti for music, and Michael Leeson
for lyrics for the song 'For Your Eyes Only')

Additional awards:
1981: Albert R. Broccoli was honoured with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for his work in film; the award was presented at the 1982 Academy Awards ceremony by Roger Moore.

James Bond at the BAFTAs

From Russia With Love (1963) in 1964
Winner - Best British Cinematography, Colour (Ted Moore)

Goldfinger (1964) in 1965
Winner - Best British Art Direction, Colour (Ken Adam)

Thunderball (1965) in 1966
Nomination - Best British Art Direction, Colour (Ken Adam)

You Only Live Twice (1967) in 1968
Nomination - Best British Art Direction, Colour (Ken Adam)

Casino Royale (1967) in 1968
Nomination - Best Costume Design, Colour (Julie Harris)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) in 1978
Nomination - Best Art Direction (Ken Adam)
Nomination - Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music (Marvin Hamlisch)

GoldenEye (1995) in 1996
Nomination - Best Special Effects (Chris Corbould, Derek Meddings, Brian Smithies)
Nomination - Best Sound (Jim Shields, David John, Graham Hartstone, John Hayward, Michael Carter)
 
Casino Royale (2006) in 2007
Winner - Best Sound (Chris Munro, Eddy Joseph, Mike Prestwood Smith, Martin Cantwell, Mark Taylor)
Nomination - Alexander Korda Award for the outstanding British film of the year
Nomination - Best Visual Effects (Steve Begg, Chris Corbould, John Paul Docherty, Ditch Doy)
Nomination - Best Adapted Screenplay (Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis)
Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Craig)
Nomination - Best Editing (Stuart Baird)
Nomination - Best Production Design (Peter Lamont, Lee Sandales, Simon Wakefield)
Nomination - Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music (David Arnold)

Additional Awards: Winner - Orange Rising Star Award (Eva Green)

Quantum of Solace (2008) in 2009
Nomination - Best Visual Effects (Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug)
Nomination - Best Sound (Eddy Joseph, Chris Munro, Mike Prestwood Smith, Mark Taylor)
Nomination - Best Production Design (Peter Lamont, Lee Sandales, Simon Wakefield)
Nomination - Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music (David Arnold)


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