Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:00:00 GMT | By ANI

'Skyfall' bags Bond films' 1st BAFTA

'Skyfall', the latest instalment, gives James Bond franchise its first major BAFTA in 50 years


'Skyfall' bags Bond films' 1st BAFTA (© Reuters)

London: 'Skyfall' has become the first James Bond movie to bag a BAFTA in the past 50 years, after it beat tough competition from 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', 'Anna Karenina' and 'Seven Psychopaths' to win the Outstanding British Film award at the event.

It was the first award for the Bond franchise since 1963, when it won an award for cinematography for Ted Moore's 'From Russia With Love', the Telegraph reported.

Apart from that, the franchise has garnered 42 nominations over the past 50 years, largely for technical awards rather than acting or best film categories.

'Skyfall' also took the award for best original music by Thomas Newman, including the title track performed by Adele.

The movie was nominated for a total of eight awards at the BAFTA's this year, including Dame Judi Dench, who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress. It was the first time that she had been recognised by BAFTA for playing M, and follows her 17-year stint in the role.

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