The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond series with a special tribute at the 85th Oscars telecast. As part of the tribute, and as one of the five Best Original Song nominees, Adele will be performing her Oscar-nominated megahit, ‘Skyfall’.
“It’s an honor to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” Adele said after nominations were announced. “It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
While it might have seemed like a foregone conclusion that Adele would be performing at the ceremony, performances of the Best Original Song nominees have been absent the last three years, as a means of shortening the over-long ceremony. Yet with nominations for songs performed by everyone from Norah Jones to Hugh Jackman, it stands to reason that the performances would make a comeback this year, with frontrunner Adele as the de facto headliner of the category. There has yet to be confirmation on what, if any, other performers from the category will appear on the show, but I know I’d rather watch Scarlet Johansson take the stage to sing the gorgeous, nominated “Before My Time” (from the documentary Chasing Ice) than yet another self-congratulatory montage about the majesty of film.
The Oscars will air Sunday, February 24 on ABC.
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