Give Bond an Oscar! It’s not just the best ever 007 film – Skyfall deserves to bag its stars, director and writers a host of Academy Awards
Verdict: The year’s best movie so far
Bond movies have picked up an insultingly meagre two technical Oscars over the past 50 years, for Goldfinger and Thunderball.
There must be a good chance that this is about to change, and change dramatically. For Skyfall takes the Bond franchise to a new pinnacle of quality.
Nine times nominee Roger Deakins (No Country For Old Men, The Shawshank Redemption) should win his first Academy Award for his stunning cinematography, equally magical whether it is among the iridescent skyscrapers of modern Shanghai or the bleak, ancient moorland of Scotland.