Oscars 2013: Adele wins Best Original Song for 'Skyfall'
Adele and Paul Epworth have won the 2013 Oscar for Best Original Song for co-writing "Skyfall," the title theme from the 2012 James Bond film of the same name. This marks both Adele and Epworth's first win and first nomination.
The winners were announced at a live ceremony that took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and aired live on ABC on Sunday, February 24.
Adele got teary as she thanked her associates and her "man," adding: "I love you baby!"
The singer welcomed a baby boy with boyfriend Simon Konecki on Oct. 19, 2012.
"Skyfall" beat "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice," "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi", the new track "Suddenly" from the film adaptation of "Les Miserables" and "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted," whose lyrics were written by Seth MacFarlane, the movie's director, creator of "Family Guy" and host of the 2013 Oscars.
"Skyfall" is the first James Bond theme song to win an Oscar and it was the first song from the film to be nominated for an Oscar since "For Your Eyes Only" earned a nod in 1981. "For Your Eyes Only" lost to "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from the movie Arthur.
Adele also performed the song during the ceremony, which marked the first time the she sang the track live. The telecast also paid tribute to the Bond franchise, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The British singer, who has nine Grammys, also won a Golden Globe for the Bond theme in January. After accepting the award, Adele told reporters she was originally reluctant to do the song.
"It's a huge responsibility and a lot a lot of pressure to do any song for any film, let alone a Bond song," Adele said. "So that pressure was huge. I've had a huge, strange bizarre year with my album, '21,' that just shot to beyond fame -- it was ridiculous. And I was pregnant. So I had my child like two weeks before the film came out, so it was bad timing. That's why I didn't know if I wanted to do it."
The "Skyfall" single was originally released on Oct. 5, 2012, which marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Bond film, "Dr. No." The theme was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, with the help of a 77-piece orchestra.
Check out the Oscar-winning song "Skyfall" below.