1. 'Casino Royale' And James Bond Scoop National Movie Awards

    By Matt Weston on 2007-09-29

    Casino Royale and the James Bond franchise scooped two awards at last night’s inaugural National Movie Awards at London’s Royal Festival Hall, reports BBC News.

    Michael G. Wilson refused to share details on 'Bond 22'

    Michael G. Wilson refused to share details on Bond 22

    The latest 007 film beat off competition from Die Hard 4.0, 300 and Transformers to take home the Best Action Film gong at the ceremony.

    The Bond franchise also won the special recognition award. Series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson were on hand to accept the honour.

    “It’s great to be voted for by the public,” Wilson said.

    However, the producer refused to reveal any details about the as-yet-untitled 22nd James Bond film. “You’ll just have to come and see it,” he said.

    Daniel Craig lost out to Daniel Radcliffe for the Best Male Performance award

    Daniel Craig lost out to Daniel Radcliffe for the Best Male Performance award

    Casino Royale‘s stars were not so lucky. Daniel Craig lost out on the Best Male Performance award to Daniel Radcliffe, for his role in Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. Dame Judi Dench and Eva Green, who were both vying for Best Female Performance, were beaten by Harry Potter’s Emma Watson.

    Radcliffe was quizzed on the rumours that he will ultimately take over the role of James Bond in some capacity. Most recently, it was rumoured he would appear as Young Bond in a series of films based on Charlie Higson’s bestselling novels.

    “It would be weird to suddenly be involved in another big franchise, but hey, it takes a big man to turn down Bond,” Radcliffe said, before adding, “I don’t think the world’s ready for a short-arse Bond.”

    Commissioned by ITV on the success of the National Television Awards, the winners of the National Movie Awards were decided upon by the public. Voting forms were available at cinemas throughout the UK and published in national newspapers and magazines, as well as online. Nominations were first announced on 20 August.

    The ceremony will be broadcast on ITV1 tonight at 9:30pm.

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