Skyfall misses out on best picture Oscar nomination

Adele's 007 theme is nominated for best song, but the Bond film franchise fails in its 50th anniversary year to get first ever nod in the best picture category

Skyfall may have broken box office records around the world, but the film has still missed out on a best picture nomination at the Oscars. 


The franchise, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, has never received an Oscar nomination for best picture. 

After being included in the Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures category at the Producers Guild of America awards, and bagging an impressive eight nominations – including best british film, best supporting actress and best supporting actor – at this year’s Baftas, Bond fans had been hoping that a best picture Oscar nomination was on the cards for the 23rd 007 film. 

Bookies had slashed the odds on Skyfall being the first Bond film to be nominated, as well as on the film’s stars – Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Barem – being recognised in the best actor and best supporting actor categories. 

But although Skyfall has become the most successful Bond film in the franchise’s history since its release in October 2012, it failed to be nominated in any of the major categories.

It wasn’t all bad news though; Skyfall was nominated for an Oscar for Adele’s Bond theme, and recognised in the cinematography, original score, sound editing and sound mixing categories. 


The film franchise will also be honoured in some form at this year’s Oscar ceremony. There is no word yet on what the special tribute might entail, but the Oscar ceremony’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have said “We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday.”