And the winner is… Quantum of Solace?
The Los Angeles Times’ awards blog, The Envelope, reports that James Bond has entered the Oscar race, with Sony Pictures actively running “For your consideration” ads for the following categories.
- Director (Marc Forster)
- Screenplay (Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade)
- Actor In A Leading Role (Daniel Craig)
- Art Direction
- Music score (David Arnold)
- Cinematography (Robert Schaefer)
- Film editing (Matt Chesse, Richard Pearson)
- Sound mixing
- Sound editing
- Song (“Another Way to Die”)
The Envelope highlights the categories that Quantum of Solace has a realistic shot at scoring a nomination for – cinematography, film editing, song and possibly the two sound categories – and based on 007’s Oscar history, it’s difficult to disagree.
Over 46 years and 22 films, the franchise has bagged just seven nominations and only two wins – Goldfinger took home the Best Sound gong in 1965, while Thunderball scored the Best Special Visual Effects Oscar the following year.
Casino Royale failed to score a single nomination, despite short-listing in the Visual Effects and Original Song categories.
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