Oscars: Adele to perform James Bond song ‘Skyfall’

By Daniel S Levine,

While Skyfall may have only earned Oscar nominations in the technical categories, James Bond will play an important role during the ceremony. Not only is the Academy paying tribute to the 50-year-old franchise, but Adele will be on hand to perform for the first time since giving birth.

The Academy confirmed Wednesday morning that the “Rolling In The Deep” singer will be on hand to perform the Oscar-nominated title song from the latest Bond film. “Skyfall” was written by Adele and Paul Epworth.

This will be her first live performance anywhere since the Grammys last February.

“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,” Adele said in a statement. “It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!”

She won the Golden Globe for the song two weeks ago.

Adele was first rumored to be performing at the Oscars earlier this month, just after it was announced that there will be a 50th anniversary tribute to the franchise. Last year marked 50 years since the release of Dr. No, the first Bond film.

Skyfall earned a total of five nominations. In addition to Original Song, the Sam Mendes-directed film was nominated for Original Score, Cinematography, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

The 85th Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24 and broadcast live on ABC. Seth MacFarlane is hosting.

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