Prospects for James Bond at the 2022 Oscars

While No Time to Die is nominated in three categories the producers have another route to an Oscar.

With No Time to Die finally released at the end of last year, the filmmakers were looking to the Academy Awards for some kind of industry recognition. Probably they were hoping for a shot at the awards for best director or screenplay.

But while the producers lobbied members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the latest Bond film to compete in just three fairly minor categories:

  • Original Song by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell.
  • Sound by Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor.
  • Visual Effects by Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould.

Given the success of Adel and Sam Smith for the Skyfall and SPECTRE theme songs No Time to Die has a good change of winning. I’d also say that there is a good chance of winning the Best Sound award.

But in Best Visual Effects No Time to Die is going up against Dune and Spider-Man – there is a good chance those have the edge. But we’ll just have to see.

There is another opportunity though. The Irving G Thalberg Memorial Award is periodically awarded to “creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production”.

Could it be that Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson finally get the recognition they feel they deserve?

This year the Oscars takes place on Sunday 27th March at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Find out then!

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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