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2022 is a BIG year for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2022-12-05
Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, 2022
James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson of EON Productions have received much love during 2022 which also marks the 60th anniversary of the world's longest film franchise. Below a summary of the awards and honours they have received throughout the year as well as what they have been working with. And a little bit about the future of 007 on the big screen.

31 December 2021:
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli awarded CBEs (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2022 New Year’s Honours list while actor Daniel Craig was awarded a CMG (Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George).

17 January 2022:
No Time To Die producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli receives a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding British Film.

21 January:
Michael G. Wilson celebrated his 80th birthday.

1 February:
Actor Rami Malek, director Cary Joji Fukunaga and producer Barbara Broccoli talks with director Guillermo del Toro about the making of No Time To Die.


8 February:
For the first time in over 40 years, a James Bond film receives a nomination for a Visual Effects Academy Award so it is a tribute to Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Mara Bryan and the over 1000 No Time To Die special and visual effects crews who produced such beautiful work. Special Effects supervisors Chris Corbould and Charlie Noble commented, “We applaud the filmmakers for holding out and allowing our work to be showcased as was intended, on the big screen.”

17 March:
No Time To Die wins Best Action Movie at the Critics Choice Super Awards.

25 March:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli receives The Production Guild of Great Britain Contribution Award. >Read more



29 March:
The first performance for the Broadway production of MacBeth starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga as Lady Macbeth takes place at the Longacre Theater in New York. The show is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

21 April:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced to be honoured as 2022 Pioneers Of The Year by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation in Los Angeles.

18 June:
Barbara Broccoli turns 62.

24 June:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli visited Buckingham Palace where they were awarded with their Commander of the Order of the British Empire medals.

Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Commander of the Order of the British Empire
28 June:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were honoured with BFI (British Film Institute) Fellowships at the BFI Chairman’s Dinner held at Claridges Hotel in London. In attendance were Bond alumni Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris. >Read more

Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, BFI Fellowship
21 September:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli inducted into the TCL Chinese Theatre’s Forecourt of the Stars in Hollywood. FSWL attended the ceremony. >Read our report

Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Hollywood
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli honoured at the 2022 Pioneer of the Year event in LA organised by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. Daniel Craig and Michelle Yeoh (Wai Lin i Tomorrow Never Dies) presented the award, while Sam Smith performed “Writing’s On The Wall”. FSWL also attended the event. >Read our report

Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Michelle Yeoh, Pioneer of the Year Award
27 September:
Last day to bid on Michael G. Wilson’s Ford Thunderbird, up for auction to benefit the Pioneers Assistance Fund in the USA. >Read more

Michael G. Wilson, Ford Thunderbird
The Sean Connery Stage at Pinewood Studios in England was opened by Sean's granddaughter Saskia Connery with Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli in attendance. >Read our report

Saskia Connery, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Pinewood Studios
Saskia Connery, Barbara Broccli and Michael G. Wilson at Pinewood Studios on 27th September 2022.

28 September:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli attended the Sixty Years of James Bond Live Charity Auction at Christie's in London which raised a grand total of 6,874,494 GBP, five times the pre-sale estimate.

30 September:
Samira Ahmed hosted a 60th Anniversary panel featuring producer Michael G. Wilson and associate producer Gregg Wilson (Michael's youngest son). Other members of the panel included screenwriters Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, casting director Debbie McWilliams, and actor Rory Kinnear.

5 October:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli attended The Sound of 007 Concert at Royal Albert Hall in London along with other family members.

Michael G. Wilson, Lashana Lynch, Barbara Broccoli, Royal Albert Hall
Actress Lashana Lynch pictured with producers Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli at The Sound of 007 In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

14 October:
Till, the latest movie produced by Barbara Broccoli, premieres at selected theaters in America.

20 October:
John Richardson's second book, Making Movie Magic: The Photographs, is published by The History Press in the UK with a foreword penned by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The next generation of James Bond producers


21 November:
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were recipients of the Great Creative Britons Award at Walpole's British Luxury Awards 2022. Associate producer Gregg Wilson and creative director Heather Callow (Michael and Barbara's niece) accepted the award, which was presented by Quantum of Solace actress Olga Kurylenko and Casino Royale’s Caterina Murino.

Olga Kurylenko, Gregg Wilson, Heather Callow, Caterina Murino
Olga Kurylenko, Gregg Wilson, Heather Callow and Caterina Murino with the honorary Great Creative Britons Award.

Interviews with Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli during 2022:


>Variety (published 30 April)
>Deadline (published 29 June)
>Variety (published 21 September)
>Hollywood Reporter (published 22 September)
>Empire (published 30 September)

On casting the next James Bond actor, with the next film at least two years away from production, Barbara Broccoli has said:

“It’s going to take some time. We’re reinventing him. Bond is evolving as men are evolving.”


The team behind From Sweden with Love congratulates Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli to the much-deserved awards and honours mentioned above and wishes them all the best with their future endeavours. James Bond will no doubt return.

For the latest official announcements about the James Bond franchise, visit the official website.

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