James Bond's Most Daring Stunt: An Oscar
The Academy has put bullets time and again in 007's best pic chances as the acclaimed "Skyfall" faces steep odds in its quest for respect.
When it comes to hitting the Oscar bull's-eye, the first 22 James Bond movies mostly shot blanks. This time around, it could be different. Sam Mendes' Skyfall, which landed in U.S. theaters Nov. 9, has resurrected the 50-year-old franchise. During its first seven days of domestic release, the MGM/Eon production, which Sony is releasing, grossed $120 million, and its worldwide tally hit $574 million. More importantly, in terms of awards prospects, it has been hailed as a smart and stylish retooling of the Bond machinery, which, admittedly, had grown somewhat creaky.
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