Adele’s hit “Skyfall” is the heavy favorite to win the Oscar for Best Song on Sunday. It was a top 10 hit, the movie was a blockbuster and Adele is the hottest thing going in pop music. As if that’s not enough, last year was the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, a milestone that will be saluted on the Oscar telecast. How can another song compete with all of that?
“Skyfall” is vying to become the first song from a Bond film to win the Oscar. “Live And Let Die,” “Nobody Does It Better” and “For Your Eyes Only” were all nominated, but lost.
If “Skyfall” wins, Adele will become only the 12th woman in Oscar history to win for Best Song. Adele, 24, collaborated on the music and lyrics with Paul Epworth, with whom she also co-wrote “Rolling In The Deep.”
Another woman is in the running for Best Song this year. Bombay Jayashri wrote the lyric to “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life Of Pi. But this seems to be Skyfall’s year.
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