'Dr. No' (1962), starring Sean Connery, was the first Bond movieJames Bond films typically don't get Academy Awards. The 23 films about 007 that have played in theaters over the past 50 years have earned less than ten total nominations -- roughly half of which were in music categories. Bond has only taken home two Oscars total, in technical categories. ("Goldfinger" won for sound effects and "Thunderball" earned a visual effects statuette).
On the heels of critical and box office success, "Skyfall" is thought to be a strong contender for a Best Picture nod, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Javier Bardem) and a shoo-in to win a Best Original Song trophy for its theme song by Adele (the aptly named "Skyfall" tune nabbed the film's only Golden Globe nomination). This leaves prognosticators and fans alike thinking and hoping this could be the year the Academy gives more overdue recognition to the series that has now been around a half century.Read More »from James Bond tribute (and possible ‘Skyfall’ snub) set for Oscar night