Adele and Epworth’s Bond theme takes Oscar

By | Published on Monday 25 February 2013


So, Adele and Paul Epworth took the Oscar for Best Song last night for their track ‘Skyfall’, the first Bond theme to ever win an Academy Award.

An emotional Adele told the Oscar audience: “Thank you so much, this is amazing. I’d just like to thank Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson at Eon, Sony Pictures, MGM and Paul Epworth… And my man, I love you, baby!”

Echoing his collaborator’s corporate thanks, Epworth added: “I can’t really believe I’m up here to receive this. I’ve got to thank my wife Danielle and my daughter Vivienne… [also] Joe and Matt who spent hours working on this… and most of all I’d like to thank Adele for being the best person I’ve ever worked with, she’s absolutely amazing”.

It was a timely win for the latest in a long line of Bond themes, given the 007 movie franchise’s 50th anniversary last October was one of the things being specifically celebrated at the Academy Awards this year. Former Bond girl Halle Berry introduced a video montage about the film series’ history before Shirley Bassey took to the stage for a rendition of ‘Goldfinger’.