Adele was a bit shaken and stirred with excitement when she hit the stage to accept the trophy for Best Original Song – Motion Picture during the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 13) for her work on the latest James Bond theme song, “Skyfall.”
The new mom hit the awards-show circuit for her first post-baby appearance and, in the process, beat out the likes of fellow music-industry heavyweights Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi, Keith Urban and “Les Misérables” star Hugh Jackman. Upon hearing her name called, she gave Daniel Craig — superspy James Bond himself — a high-five.
Wearing a flowing black dress, she excitedly proclaimed “Oh my god!” when handed her prize. “Honestly, I’ve come out for a night out with my friend Ida; we’re new moms. We’ve literally come for a night out. I was not expecting this. Thank you so much!”
The bubbly British songstress accepted her prize by naming the people who helped make “Skyfall” possible. The typically private singer even had a shout-out for her beau, Simon Konecki, and her son, who was born back in October.
“It is very strange to be here. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for a night. It’s amazing. We’ve been pissing ourselves laughing all night,” she added, making the room laugh at her candidness. “I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I never thought I’d ever say that. Sony Pictures, MGM, [director] Sam Mendes, [the song’s producer] Paul Epworth who I did the song with, Daniel Craig for being such a wonderful Bond. And this is for my boyfriend Simon, who convinced me to do it, and my lovely son. Thank you so much.”
Just last week, the song was nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars . Adele dropped her theatrical and moody James Bond theme song last October, packing the track with her big vocals that soar over the song’s orchestral production.
“I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song … there’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a ’Bond’ song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track, and it ended up being a bit of a no-brainer,” Adele said in a statement at the time. “When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day.”