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‘Skyfall’ an Oscar Windfall for Bond Franchise

Sound awards cap 50th anniversary of franchise

James Bond doesn’t thirst for gold, but he’s doing OK by Oscar.

The Academy celebrated the 50-year-old franchise on Sunday not only with a sizable onstage tribute, but with more hardware for the series, rewarding its newest installment “Skyfall” with best sound editing. Adele’s original song was also nominated, giving Bond its first shot at multiple wins.

Prior to the five overall nominations for “Skyfall,” the Bond series had been nominated for only nine Academy Awards, of which it won two, for sound effects (1964’s “Goldfinger”) and visual effects (1965’s “Thunderball”). “The Spy Who Loved Me” marks the only other Bond film to receive multiple Oscar nominations, with three.

A win for Adele and the song’s co-writer Paul Epworth was the nearest guarantee for the film; it also won for original song at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The title song gained further attention when the Acad announced that Adele would sing the song live at the ceremony.

As the franchise looks forward to the next 50 years, it now has newfound respect with the box office  —  its $1 billion global gross is a franchise first  —  and with Oscar.

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