While not in the running for the "major" prizes at the 85th Academy Awards, the James Bond film Skyfall, nominated for five awards, did win in the Original Song category and tied for Best Sound Editing with Zero Dark Thirty, and it did receive its tribute - though the rumor that the six non-1967 Casino Royale Bonds would all be there in an unprecedented gathering proved unfounded. As Morgan Little of Hero Complex reports, there were "No past Bonds, no villains sneaking behind the curtains — just music and a montage" (though the music did include Shirley Bassey performing Goldfinger). It may not have been the recognition Bond fans hoped for from Oscar - but like the film's box office earnings, this represents a series high in this sphere as well.
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