Oscars to salute James Bond films' 50th anniversary
First official shot released from "Skyfall" shows Daniel Craig as James Bond. / Francois Duhamel
James Bond is going to get a special salute at next month's Oscars.
The Academy Awards ceremony will include a tribute to the Bond film franchise, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012.
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Oscar telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news on Friday.
50 years of James Bond films
"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," Zadan and 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 most recent Bond installment, "Skyfall," opened in theaters last November. It has since become the first 007 film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced on Jan. 10. The Oscars will be handed out on Feb. 24, in a ceremony broadcast live on ABC beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
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