Earlier in the evening, the singer gave a stunning performance of 'Skyfall' backed by a full orchestra
Taking to the stage to collect her award for best original song with co-writer Paul Epworth, the singer became teary-eyed and choked with emotion. However, she still managed to get a few words out, saying: “Thank you so much, this is amazing. I’d just like to thank [Skyfall producers] Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson at Eon, Sony Pictures, MGM and Paul Epworth… And my man, I love you, baby!”
‘Skyfall’ is the first ever Bond theme to win the Oscar for Best Original Song, although several past themes have been nominated. Adele and Epworth have already collected a Golden Globe for the track, which was also named Best British Single at last week’s Brit Awards.
Earlier in the evening, Adele had taken to the stage to sing ‘Skyfall’ backed by a choir and a full orchestra. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch her performance. Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand and Norah Jones also sang live during the ceremony at LA’s Dolby Theatre.
Other winners at last night’s Oscars, hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, included Daniel Day-Lewis, who became the first man to win the Best Actor prize three times after picking up this year’s statuette for his performance in Lincoln. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, while Ben Affleck’s political thriller Argo was named Best Film.
Anne Hathaway and Christoph Waltz also collected acting awards for their supporting roles in Les Misérables and Django Unchained respectively, while Ang Lee was named Best Director for Life Of Pi. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino won the second Oscar of his career, picking up the Best Original Screenplay prize for Django Unchained.
The award for Best Documentary feature went to Searching For Sugar Man, which tells the story of cult US singer and guitarist Rodriguez, who disappeared from public life after releasing two acclaimed albums in the early 1970s.
The main list of Oscar winners is as follows:
Best Motion Picture: Argo
Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life Of Pi
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio
Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Original Score: Life Of Pi, Mychael Danna
Original Song: ‘Skyfall’, Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall
Best Animated Feature Film: Brave
Best Animated Short Film: Paperman
Best Documentary Feature: Searching For Sugar Man