James Bond is up for an Oscar with Skyfall

It doesn’t matter what I think but The James Bond movie Skyfall has received a massive boost to its chances of becoming the first 007 picture to receive a best film Oscar.

Skyfall was named as one of the ten movies by the Producers Guild of America in its line up of best film nominees.

The PGA’s best film selection often serves as a strong indicator for what films will make their way onto the best film Oscar nominations list.

Skyfall has become a phenomenal success taking one billion dollars at the global box office.

Thanks to the film’s enormous takings leading stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes are already due a six-figure bonus cheque and that will increase if Skyfall gets nominated for an Academy Award.

Other pictures nominated by the PGA were: Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.

The guild will also award special honours to Bob and Harvey Weinstein, J.J. Abrams, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, among others.

Last years producers from The Artist, Downton Abbey and Modern Family took home the prestigious prizes.

The PGA Awards winners will be revealed in Beverly Hills on 26 January.

Oscar nominations will be announced with much fanfare on 10 January.

by Helena Bryanlith

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