UPDATED: Bond at the Oscars

The James Bond movies have garnered 11 Oscar nominations, and 5 wins.

Quick Stats:
Total Oscar Nominations: 11
Total Oscar Wins: 5
Last Oscar Nomination: Spectre (2015)
Last Oscar Win: Spectre (2015)

Goldfinger (1964) in 1965

Winner
Best Effects, Sound Effects (Norman Wanstall)

Thunderball (1965) in 1965

Winner
Best Effects, Special Visual Effects (John Stears)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) in 1972

Nomination
Best Sound (Gordon K. McCallum, John W. Mitchell, Al Overton)

Live and Let Die (1973) in 1974

Nomination
Best Music, Song (Paul and Linda McCartney for “Live and Let Die”)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) in 1978

Nomination
Best Art Direction – Set Decoration (Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Hugh Scaife)

Nomination
Best Music, Original Score (Marvin Hamlisch)

Nomination
Best Music, Song (Marvin Hamlisch for music, and Carole Bayer Sager for lyrics for “Nobody Does it Better”.)

Moonraker (1979) in 1980

Nomination
Best Effects, Visual Effects (Derek Meddings, Paul Wilson, John Evans)
For Your Eyes Only (1981) in 1982

Nomination
Best Music, Song (Bill Conti for music, and Mick Leeson for lyrics for “For Your Eyes Only”.)

Skyfall (2012) in 2013

Nomination
Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)

Nomination
Best Original Score (Thomas Newman)

Winner
Best Sound Editing (Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers)

Winner
Best Original Song (Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth)

Nomination
Best Sound Mixing (Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson)

Spectre (2015) in 2016

Winner
Best Original Song (Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

Dr. No’s de Goya

As Bond and Honey Ryder make their way to dinner in Dr. No’s lair in the first James Bond movie Dr. No (1961), you’ll notice 007 do a double-take on a particular piece of artwork before walking up some stairs:

Portrait of the Duke of Wellington - Francisco de Goya in Dr. No (1962)

The painting (Portrait of the Duke of Wellington by Francisco de Goya) was notable at the time of the movie as a pop culture reference, since in real life it was stolen. Bond’s look at the painting shows his surprise that Dr. No is the perpetrator.

The Bond Cameo Wino: Victor Tourjansky

Victor Tourjansky as Man with Bottle (Uncredited) in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)Victor Tourjansky as Man with Bottle (Uncredited) in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Victor Tourjansky as Man with Bottle (Uncredited) in Moonraker (1979)
Victor Tourjansky as Man with Bottle (Uncredited) in Moonraker (1979)

Victor Tourjansky as Man with Wine Glass (Uncredited) in For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Victor Tourjansky as Man with Wine Glass (Uncredited) in For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Victor Tourjansky may have a more impressive cinematic resume as a member of film crews, but his short, humorous and memorable cameos in three straight James Bond movies are a great source of comic relief.

As seen in the above screenshots, Victor’s character made appearances in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979) and For Your Eyes Only (1981) as a man with an affinity for wine that gave a look of disbelief during a chase sequence through a public crowd.

Cheers, Victor! 🙂