Skyfall picks up Oscars for best original song and sound editing

Skyfall had been nominated for the original song (Adele and Paul Epworth), cinematography (Roger Deakins), original score (Thomas Newman), sound editing (Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers), and sound mixing (Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson), but in the end  walked away with just two, and one of those was shared.

Adele received the award for best original song but Skyfall‘s sound editing team had to share the award with the team from Zero Dark Thirty after a dead heat in voting.

Former Bond girl Halle Berry introduced a special segment devoted to 50 years of James Bond films, and Shirley Bassey appeared to perform Goldfinger, followed by Adele singing Skyfall. She was odds on favourite to win the best original song along with co-writer Paul Epworth and so it was no real surprise when Richard Gere announced the winner.

One surprise was perhaps that Roger Deakins went unrewarded for his widely praised cinematography.

Sources: New York Daily News and MI6

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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