Last year Adele cleaned up at the Grammys for her album 21. It’s an amazing album and so well deserving off all the success it has enjoyed. So last weekend Adele added another little statue to her collection, that being a Golden Globe for her song Skyfall. This was her first appearance on the red carpet and awards show since the birth of her son (Angelo seems to be his name). I recall her saying she was just out on a girls night and not expecting to win an award. It was yet another great moment for the star who remarked, “Thank you so much for letting me be apart of your night”.
Well the song has been nominated for an Academy Award® too. She’s clearly the favourite to win in the Original Song category come the 24th of February. It gets better. In celebration of fifty years of Bond and the franchise, it has just been announced by the Academy that she will be performing at this year’s awards. This will be her first television performance since last year’s Grammys®.
On the news, the star said “It’s an honour to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” said Adele. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
The producers for the 85th Academy Awards® said,”We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “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™ and on television screens around the world.”
The awards take place on the 24th of February. I’ll sadly be on this side of the globe again, so I’ll be up blogging and tweeting through the night. More on the Oscars to come soon.
Awards season is just about ready to go. The Golden Globes kick things off this Sunday/ Monday (depending on where you are in the world). Also, the Oscar nominations will be revealed this coming Thursday at 5am local time. The announcement will be made by Gangster Squad star, Emma Stone and actor Seth MacFarlane. I’ll bring you more on that on Thursday.
As far as the Globes go, I’m going to attempt to stay up, as I’ve done before to catch it live, but for you normal beings, you can catch the repeat on M-Net on Monday evening at 20:30.
“We would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. We had an extraordinary ensemble cast. Besides from giving a career changing performance, he was so giving of his time. I just wanted to say how much we admire you and how proud we are of you.”
We salute our fellow nominees. A big thanks to the casting crew and to the people who helped us out in Hawaii. It was a beautiful opportunity.”
“Oh my God. Well. When Ricky Gervais deal fell through and they came to me to play Margret Thatcher. I can’t joke. This is such a thrill. I shiiiiiiit I forgot my glasses. I know I’m going to leave people out. I just want to thank my agent and God (Harvey Weinstein). The Punisher, Old Testament I guess. Everyone in England who let me come and trample all over their history. All the cast and crew who made this for twenty five cents and twenty five minutes. I love you Viola. You’re my girl.”