Academy Awards will feature celebration of James Bond's 50th anniversary

The Associated Press
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Oscar won't be the only chiseled man in the spotlight at the 85th Academy Awards.

Producers say the show will feature a celebration of Bond, James Bond.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Friday that the film awards show will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. They call it "the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon."

The most recent Bond film, "Skyfall," was released in November and has made more than $1 billion worldwide. That's a franchise record.

Nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 10. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 24 in Los Angeles.