British singer Adele won ‘Best Original Song’ for her James Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ at the 85th Annual Academy Award ceremony on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Adele was emotional as she accepted her award and thanked her co-songwriter Paul Epworth for believing in her.
The singer also stole the show with a live performance of her award-winning hit ‘Skyfall’ from the James Bond film of the same name. Decked in a stunning dress and with a full orchestra for company, Adele’s beautiul voice held everyone with rapt attention.This is the first time a James Bond theme has won ‘Best Original Song’ at the Academy Award ceremony. Earlier this year, Skyfall also won ‘Best Original Song’ at the Golden Globes.
Apart from her Golden Globe win, the London-born singer also won a Grammy this year. The 85thAcademy Awards ceremony this year paid a video tribute to 50 years of the Bond franchise with Dame Shirley Bassey performing her hit ‘Goldfinger’ from the 1964 Bond film.
Never before has a Bond film been paid so much attention at the Academy Awards ceremony with live performances, video tributes as well as awards for ‘Best Sound Editing’ and ‘Best Original Song’. It remains to be seen whether future Bond movies inspire the same musical success.