Adele will perform the Oscar®-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall," at the 85th Academy Awards®, according to a Jan. 23, 2013 announcement from the show's producers. The awards will be broadcast live on Feb. 24, 2013, on ABC Television Network. 85th Annual Academy Award nominees
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, Calif. The show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
The James Bond film franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In honor of its longevity there will be a tribute to 007 during the Academy Awards. 85th Academy Awards to pay tribute to James Bond films.
"Skyfall," from the film of the same name, was announced as a nominee for Original Song at the Academy's Nominations Announcement on January 10. The song, written by Adele and Paul Epworth, is the first Bond theme ever to debut in Billboard's Top 10 and the first to be nominated for an Oscar since "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981.
In addition to "Skyfall," Best Original Song nominees include: Best Original Song nominees are: "Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice," J. Ralph; "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from "Ted," Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane; "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi," Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri;"Suddenly" from "Les Miserables," Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil.
Adele's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time she will have performed "Skyfall" anywhere live, and will also mark her first U.S. television performance since the Grammys® last year.
"It's an honor to be nominated, and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again," said Adele, according to the press release. "It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"
"We have enormous respect for Adele's unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer," said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers of this year's Academy Awards show. "She is currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world, and we believe that her performance of 'Skyfall' will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre(tm) and on television screens around the world."
Adele won the Golden Globe Award for "Skyfall" on Jan 15, 2013. 70th Annual Golden Globe winners in motion pictures
Adele was also the leading winner at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, held on Feb. 12, 2012. Adele won six Grammy Awards, including: Record of the Year for 'Rolling In The Deep', Album of the Year for '21', Song of the Year for 'Rolling In The Deep', Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Someone Like You', Best Pop Vocal Album for '21' and Best Short Form Music Video for 'Rolling In The Deep'. Prayers for Whitney, love for Adele at the Grammys.
Adele was the top winner at the 2012 Billboard Awards, with 12 wins. Adele top winner at Billboard Awards
Oscar.com celebrates Adele's performance with a special gallery of some of the most memorable James Bond theme songs through the years: