Bond Producers Tip Skyfall For Oscar Nomination
Ahead of its world premiere in London this evening, the new James Bond Skyfall movie, has been tipped to win an Oscar by the movie’s producer Barbara Broccoli.
Broccoli is adamant that 77 year-old actress dame Judi Dench’s performance as M in the new film, is worthy of an Academy Award, and therefore has enlisted the help of her fellow producers to start a campaign for Judi to be nominated for an Oscar.
Dench has previously won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her short role in the 1999 hit movie Shakespeare In Love, whilst also being nominated on another six occasions for an Academy Award.
When it comes to Bond films however, they have usually gone unnoticed at the Oscars, having only been nominated for nine awards in technical and musical categories in the whole long-running history of the iconic movie franchise.
Broccoli admits that Bond films have been overlooked at the awards in the past, telling the Radio Times:
“Over the years they have made groundbreaking contributions to cinema. I am surprised there haven’t been acting nominations, if not for bond then for the support.”
She did however go on to insist she feels this time Dench, who is set to appear in her seventh Bond film, will be rewarded for her excellent portrayal of MI6 boss M, stating:
“I wouldn’t be surprise if Judi was nominated for this one.”
Daniel Craig is also tipped by many to land an Oscar nomination for his third time appearing as 007. Whilst Broccoli describes him as an “extraordinary combination of movie star and great actor”, he has become arguably known as the best James Bond.
The hotly anticipated Skyfall premiere will take place this evening, with royals the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in attendance.
Article By Victoria Beckett