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Oscars to salute James Bond films' 50th anniversary

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.

Oscar telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news on Friday.

"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.