There was a major boost for the team behind Skyfall when the British singer Adele won a very well-deserved Golden Globe award in Hollywood for her theme song to the new James Bond movie.
Adele, who comes from Tottenham in London, was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Skyfall.
It was the first appearance in public for the 24-year old singer since the birth of her child last October. Adele shared a top table at the Golden Globe awards ceremony with none other than 007 himself, Daniel Craig, and Daniel’s wife, Rachel Weisz, who had been nominated as Best Actress in a Drama for her highly-acclaimed performance in the movie The Dark Blue Sea.
Craig also looked overjoyed when the award for Adele was announced, and ‘high-fived’ the singer as she stood up to walk to the stage, where she was joined by her Skyfall co-writer Paul Epworth. Adele seemed quite overwhelmed at the award, but she also shrieked with excitement, repeating ‘Oh my God, Oh my God’. She said she had just come for a night out with one of her friends, who is also a new Mum, and ‘was not expecting this’.
Speaking backstage after the main Golden Globes ceremony, Adele told the media of her initial hesitancy to take on the job of singing a James Bond movie theme: ‘It’s a big responsibility doing a Bond song – Paul McCartney’s done it, and Shirley Bassey. I was worried I would let everyone down. But it paid off and everyone loved it’.
There was also some good news for another member of the Skyfall team at the Golden Globes. Helen McCrory, who played the tough British MP Clair Dowar in the new Bond movie, saw her husband Damian Lewis pick up a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV Drama for his role in the CIA thriller Homeland.
The Golden Globes are voted for by the 88 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.