Judi Dench disappointed by Oscars snub
DAME Judi Dench is upset Sam Mendes’ new Bond film ‘Skyfall’ wasn’t nominated in any of the main Academy Award categories.
The 78-year-old star is bitterly disappointed the 23rd chapter in the James Bond franchise failed to earn a single Academy Award nomination in the main categories, especially after being tipped to buck the trend for big budget blockbusters losing out.
She told BBC Radio 4: “I’m very, very sorry that nothing has been recognised. That’s a great pity. I thought Sam Mendes directed it absolutely beautifully. It was a terrific film.”
The Daniel Craig fronted action film – which was nominated for eight BAFTA awards on Wednesday including Supporting Actress for Judi’s portrayal of MI6 chief M – was given five nods in the Oscars’ technical categories like sound editing and best original song for Adele’s haunting opening credits track ‘Skyfall’.
Judi sighed: “I just think that all round it was really wonderfully directed and presented and filmed and lit and shot. But I’ve got a BAFTA nomination and that’s terrific. I think it’s good luck if you get an Oscar nomination and bad luck if you don’t.”