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Although she has nine Grammy Awards to her name, there was no question as to the sincerity of Adele’s surprise when her song “Skyfall” won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Motion Picture.
“Oh my God!” the British singer squealed, telling the Beverly Hilton audience that she saw the evening as “a night out” for a new mum” and “was not expecting” to win.
And it seems she wasn’t expecting a ballroom brimming with A-listers, either. “We’ve been pissing ourselves laughing,” she cracked from the stage. Thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, she added, “Never thought I’d say that,” then complimented Skyfall’s star, telling Daniel Craig, “You’ve been a wonderful Bond.”
“Skyfall” was up against “For You” by Keith Urban from Act of Valor, “Not Running Anymore,” by Jon Bon Jovi, for Stand Up Guys, Taylor Swift‘s “Safe & Sound” from The Hunger Games and “Suddenly,” a new song written for Les Miserables.
In the Golden Globes’ other music category, Best Score for a Motion Picture, Mychael Danna won for the score of Life of Pi.
Speaking to reporters after her win, Adele again blamed her “over-excitement” on her “first night out since I had my baby” (she declined to reveal her son’s name, saying “it’s too intimate and important and I’m not ready yet”). Earlier, Adele duly credited her boyfriend for encouraging her to write the song. She later added, “I would have been proud of the movie if it did nothing.”
Adele’s process, she explained, took her out of her comfort zone. “Normally, I write about my misery,” she said, “and this time I wrote a song according to someone’s script. That was very challenging but exciting as well. … I took the risk and I’m so proud of it, but I really really didn’t expect it.”
At the upcoming Academy Awards (ABC, Feb. 24), Adele’s “Skyfall,” which was produced by Paul Epworth, is up against “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted, “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi and “Suddenly” from Les Miserables.
Sophie A. Schillaci contributed to this report.
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