The Academy Awards never cease to amaze – this year however, they did so in all the wrong directions. The host, Neil Patrick Harris, surprised the audience with incredibly flat jokes and acceptance speeches were full of political activism for women’s rights, African-American civil rights, immigrant rights and gay rights.
For Bond Fans across the globe, the annual “In Memoriam” segment featuring actors who have passed away in the last year, did not mention actor Richard Kiel who was famous for playing “Jaws” in two James Bond films.
“It doesn’t feel right at all! I just feel so sorry for all his family, friends and of course for all Bond fans out there! We will never forget you Richard!”, said Markus Hartmann of the James Bond Club Switzerland. Actors Geoffrey Holder and Louis Jourdan were however mentioned, both had played Bond villains in the past.
Anna Pinnock, the production designer for the next Bond film ‘SPECTRE’, won an Oscar for her work on The Grand Budapest Hotel.