VIDEO: The Oscars' JAMES BOND 50th Anniversary Tribute, Feat. Shirley Bassey
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At tonight's 85th Annual Academy Awards, Halle Berry and Shirley Bassey paid tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. In the video below, check out some of the best Bond moments, as well as Bassey perform some of the series' most iconic songs!
"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," said producersCraig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Starting with 'Dr. No' back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon."
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The Academy Awards for the outstanding film achievements of 2012 are being presented right now at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on ABC. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producers of critically acclaimed and award-winning feature films, television movies, series, and Broadway productions. Their feature films include "The Bucket List", "Footloose", "Hairspray", and "Chicago", which won six Academy Awards including one for Best Picture. For television, they've produced films of "Steel Magnolias," "Life with Judy Garland," and "A Raisin in the Sun," among many others and the series "Smash" and "Drop Dead Diva." They recently returned to their roots in live theater by producing Broadway revivals of the Tony-winning "Promises, Promises" and the Tony-winning 50th Anniversary revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."