Skyfall – Awards ?

With the standards that  Skyfall  has set and with the quality of actors, director, set design photography etc involved, it would be hoped that this film receives the recognition it deserves when the awards are handed out next year.

Berenice Marlohe, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig

Berenice Marlohe, Sam Mendes, producer Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig

The  screenwriter John Logan also  hopes that his latest work on Skyfall will help the film gain such recognition at next year’s awards.

In the past Bond films have received only two awards – Goldfinger won best sound effects in 1964 and a year later in 1965, Thunderball got best visual effects.

 “Yes. I think we made a proper movie, which was our goal.”  said John Logan when asked if he thought an Oscar was possible

He has previous form with Academy voters, having been nominated for his work writing Gladiator, The Aviator and most recently, Hugo.

There has been talk that , just maybe, Judi Dench could be in line for an Oscar for her performance in Skyfall.  She has had six Oscar nominations to date, with one win in 1998,  for best supporting actress in Shakespeare in Love.

Judi herself dismissed such speculation  “Don’t let’s talk about that yet, that’s a long way off ” was her response.

Bond himself, Daniel Craig, was also keen to avoid Oscar hype at the world premiere, reluctantly admitting “of course” he’d like Skyfall to get noticed by the Academy Awards.

“I mean certainly Roger Deakins who did the camera work on this – it would be fantastic if he were to be recognised because he’s done such a wonderful job.”

Skyfall has already broken UK box office records and it has taken a mere 10 days to hit £50m in ticket sales – the fastest film ever to do that.    It opens in America on Friday of this week  9th November and my predicition would be that it will take the USA by storm so to speak and give audiences a welcome distration after the Presidential campaign.

There have been rumours suggesting that  that John Logan had already been hired  to write the next two Bond movies –  possibly as a sort of  two-part story but that has been denied by Daniel Craig.

Eon Productions have not made any comments either but Logan says that he would be very happy to work on another Bond film

“I think we’ve established, as with  Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, a tone that is the base line reality of Bond now,”  he said.   “So it can’t become camp, it can’t become grandiose in a bad way at this point, it simply has to be honest to the tone that we’ve worked so hard to create in Skyfall.”


 On Location in Istanbul

Well after that all we can do is ‘Watch this Space!!’

John Logan

Above – Writer John Logan

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