If you thought that Adele had won enough awards for her music already, then get ready to roll your eyes at this year's Oscars. The clear front runner for the Best Original Song, Adele's "Skyfall" theme song is almost sure to add a movie award to her growing mantle of accolades for her stupendous musical talent.
The original songs for each and every James Bond film set out to be iconic, but it has been decades since the Academy Awards has recognized any as reaching that status. The last theme song to a Bond film to earn an Oscar nomination was 1973's "Live and Let Die," a song co-written by Paul and Linda McCartney. It took over 30 years and another iconic British powerhouse to secure a nomination.
It can't hurt the multiple Grammy winner that her song is attached to the most successful Bond film ever, and a film that combated and won up against some of the year's biggest franchises. That being said, the film was essentially snubbed at this year's Oscars -- no nomination for the villainous performance of Javier Bardem (who earned BAFTA and SAG Award nominations, amongst others), and no nomination for Best Picture, even with the number ten slot left vacant this year. While fans may feel that Daniel Craig's third installment deserved more recognition, the theme song from Adele is sure to commemorate at least a part of the film's achievements.
The probable win will continue an amazing run for the "Rolling in the Deep" singer who has had nothing but success in both her professional and personal life of late. The singer turned heartache into musical gold with "21," an album that soared atop the charts for months on end, and earned six out of six wins at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Then her heartache turned into happiness, as the singer found love last year and gave birth to her first child in November. Add in her recent success with the "Skyfall" song nomination at the Golden Globes and now the Oscars, and the once melancholy singer must be all smiles these days.
Grammy winner and platinum recording artist are already titles associated with British singer Adele, but the next few months are likely to add Golden Globe and Oscar winner to that impressive list. Fans will hopefully be treated to the singer's first live singing performance in over a year at the Academy Awards next month, with both a performance of "Skyfall" and a gracious acceptance speech for an Oscar win. If you thought that Adele could soar no higher, think again -- there is no end to this singer-songwriter's success, and her high-flying reign is set to soar at the biggest night in Hollywood.
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