Since Spectre is being released this weekend, I figured I’d reflect on the previous Bond film Skyfall and how it was greatly snubbed imo. Sure, it won 2 Oscars for Best Song and Sound Mixing. But it had a very good chance at being the first Bond film to be nominated for Best Picture since it was a PGA nominee and even won Best British Film at the BAFTAs. But I think it deserved a BP nod. Judi Dench and Javier Bardem’s snubs are also pretty frustrating as well. Especially Judi Dench.
I just watched Skyfall for the first time a few days ago and I was actually pretty astonished on how great it was. I wouldn’t have mind it being in the Best Picture race but it doesn’t bother me either. Same with the actors. I actually felt Dench was better as the comedic relief in the previous two movies though I enjoyed the more emotional story for her in Skyfall but I enjoyed her best as that character when she was being witty. Bardem was great but I wouldn’t take anyone out of that Supporting Actor line up that year. Maybe Arkin but still I would have put one of the Django guys in. This may be an unpopular opinion but I think Skyfall is Roger Deakins’ best work. Especially those final shots in the climax. In the long run, I think it got the nominations it deserved and the wins it deserved though I would have loved for it to have won Cinematography as well but Life of Pi was worthy of its win too
I’m one of the few people who didn’t love Skyfall, I thought it was alright. So it not being nominated in major categories like Best Picture didn’t bother me. Love the Adele song.
It was third for me in he Best Picture stakes. Judi Dench and Javier Bardem should have both been nominated, with Dench threatening for the win. The score, sound, song and cinematography should have all definitely won. Maybe a screenplay and directing nomination too for me as well.