Adele and Paul Epworth won for best original song. Adele’s “Skyfall” was the title track to the 2012 James Bond film. Watch Adele accept her Academy Award & perform her winning song.
“Skyfall” marks the first time a James Bond theme has won the Academy Award Best Original Song, a shocking fact for a franchise known for its iconic title songs. Only three have ever even been nominated: “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney and Wings (1973), “Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Loved My” by Carly Simon (1977), and “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton (1982).
Of the last nine winners in the category, eight have been first-time nominees. Few, though, have been as a big a hit: “Skyfall” has sold 1.6 million downloads, according to Soundscan.