The upcoming 85th annual Oscar Awards ceremony is featuring a tribute to James Bond. It’s a shoe-in that Adele will perform “Skyfall,” but how about Sheena Easton, whose 1981 “For Your Eyes Only” was nominated for the award?
In 1982, Eon Productions co-founder Albert R. Broccoli received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, given to producers for their body of work. There was a “Moonraker”-themed Bond dance number presented as Sheena sang “For Your Eyes Only.” Other nominated Bond songs: Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better.”
Historically, The Academy has rarely considered the Bond movies award-worthy. Only “Goldfinger” (1964) and “Thunderball” (1965), have won trophies (for, uh, Sound Effects and Visual Effects)…. Oh, how I hope! *