The first 2022 Academy Awards on Sunday delivered a montage of highlights from those six decades of cars, stunts, shaken-not-stirred martinis and Bond beauties.movie, Dr. No, came out in 1962. To celebrate 60 years of on the big screen, the
Skateboarder Tony Hawk, snowboarder-skateboarder Shaun White and surfer Kelly Slater teamed up to present the montage.
The montage was set to the song Live and Let Die, Wings' theme song to the 1973 Bond film of the same name. It featured Bonds from all eras, from Sean Connery, who started it all, to Daniel Craig, who starred as Bond in 2021's No Time to Die. That was Craig's fifth and final time playing 007. There's been no announcement as to who will play Bond in the series going forward -- though there's been
As for the montage itself, some Oscar viewers loved it -- but others had issues.
"Judi Dench is sitting RIGHT THERE," wrote one person. "Why didn't she present that Bond montage?" (Dench played M in seven Bond films, with a brief cameo in an eighth.)