Daniel Craig Deserved No Time to Die Oscar Nomination, Say 007 Producers

Daniel Craig Deserved No Time to Die Oscar Nomination, Say 007 Producers

007 producers believe that Daniel Craig should have received award recognition for his performance as James Bond in 2021’s No Time To Die.

James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson believe that Daniel Craig should have received award recognition for his performance as the iconic spy in 2021’s No Time To Die. No Time To Die is the 25th film to focus on the famed British agent (or the 27th if you include the two non-canonical 007 films), and also the final appearance of Craig as Bond. The film, helmed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, follows Bond as he’s on the trail of a mysterious villain (Rami Malek) with access to dangerous new technology.

While Craig’s Bond career has had some ups and downs, he has managed to cement his place as one of the top 007 actors. Now that Craig’s final outing as the character has been released, the hunt is on for the actor who will take up the mantle. This is no easy task, as after films like Casino Royale and Skyfall quickly became classics within the 007 franchise, Craig has left a pretty big tuxedo to fill. And No Time To Die was certainly a strong finish for him. Despite this, Craig has received very little recognition during awards season for his final Bond effort.

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This is a fact that seems to have been noticed by producers Broccoli and Wilson. During a recent interview with The Times, while discussing the future of 007, the pair noted how they believe Craig deserves more recognition for his No Time To Die performance. Broccoli has stated that for her, Craig is so convincing as Bond that people forget that he is an actor. Of course, No Time To Die was nominated for three Academy Awards. While Wilson is grateful for the recognition, he still feels that Craig “not getting any nods is really amazing.” 

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Craig produced No Time To Die, and while he hasn’t been nominated for his acting, the film itself has received quite a bit of recognition as a whole, which must soften the blow. Along with its three Oscar noms, No Time To Die also managed to grab five BAFTA nominations including Best British Film. With these awards, Craig can at least know that he is leaving the Bond franchise on a particularly high note.

Big blockbuster films not getting the recognition they deserve has certainly seemed to be a theme this Oscar season. Many fans were upset to learn that the mega-hit Spider-Man: No Way Home had been snubbed for the Best Picture category, and now a new category has been introduced this year: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. This indicates somewhat of a change in direction for the kinds of films the Academy may choose to highlight in the future, and while Craig may not be receiving a nomination for No Time To Die, he just may have paved the way for the 007 actors who follow.

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Source: The Times

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