Adele and the Oscars, a match made in sonic heaven.
The British songstress (who picked up another Grammy on Feb. 10), performed "Skyfall" during the Academy Awards. The theme from the James Bond movie of the same name is a slow, emotional ballad that famously made tough guy Daniel Craig cry.
"I cried," Craig said of the song. "From the opening bars I knew immediately, then the voice kicked in and it was exactly what I'd wanted front the beginning. It just got better and better because it fitted the movie. In fact the more of the movie we made, the more it fitted it."
Adele graced the stage in an elegant, sequined dress with her hair down, with a live orchestra backing her. (For more on Adele's Oscar dress, head over to HuffPost Style.)
Sunday's performance marked the first time the singer performed "Skyfall" live. She has spoken openly about her crippling stagefright in the past and was reportedly receiving advice from singer Robbie Williams in advance of the Oscars.
"Skyfall" was also nominated for Best Original Song at the awards.
The Oscars were hosted by TV funnyman Seth MacFarlane and featured other musical performances, including a bit from "Les Miserables" and a reunion of the cast of "Chicago." Barbra Streisand also performed. Much more is available at our Oscars' news hub.
Hear the track below:
02/25/2013 1:18 AM EST
Good Night, And Good Luck
02/25/2013 1:07 AM EST
Ben Affleck Is Not Into Oscar Punditry
From backstage at the Oscars:
When did you feel a tipping point in your favor for this film?
Clooney: Michelle Obama.
Ben: When they gave us the trophies I was confident that we would win. I don’t get too much into the Oscar-ology and the pontificating. It doesn’t help me to read up on that stuff.
02/25/2013 1:06 AM EST
Daniel Day-Lewis' Facial Hair
Backstage at the Oscars with Daniel Day-Lewis:
Was it uncomfortable wearing the beard?
What do you mean? No it's just a beard. Do you wear your hair? It was my very own beard.
02/25/2013 12:54 AM EST
What Jennifer Lawrence Thought When She Fell
From HuffPost Los Angeles correspondent Sasha Bronner:
"A bad word. That starts with F."
02/25/2013 12:50 AM EST
Ben Affleck's Best Picture Winner Face
02/25/2013 12:49 AM EST
Patricia Clarkson At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party
More on Patricia Clarkson's look here.
02/25/2013 12:44 AM EST
How Movies Change During Oscar Season
Here's Awards Daily blogger Sasha Stone just after "Argo" won Best Picture.
@ AwardsDaily :
See, I told you Argo was Crash incarnate. Won the same amount of awards even.
Have you ever seen a movie where you walk out saying, “That was just a great f--king movie”? That’s Ben Affleck’s Argo. Inexplicably, a film that draws its strength from humor and suspense, winds up being more moving the second time through. Perhaps because once you have been through the suspense part of it you get to know the characters better and therefore care about their outcomes more.
02/25/2013 12:42 AM EST
Ben Affleck's Arc
@ LouLumenick :
Affleck: Oscar winner to laughingstock to Oscar winner. You can't make these things up.
02/25/2013 12:31 AM EST
At Least Someone Liked It
@ m1keh0gan :
Tommy Lee Jones told me Seth MacFarlane was "hilarious." His favorite part? "I Saw Your Boobs." #notkidding
02/25/2013 12:28 AM EST
Daniel Day-Lewis' Meryl Streep Joke
“It’s a strange thing, because three years ago, before we decided to do a straight swap, I had actually been committed to play Margaret Thatcher, um...” he joked. “And Meryl was, was Steven’s first choice for ‘Lincoln.’ And I’d like to see that version. And Steven didn’t have to persuade me to play Lincoln, but I had to persuade him that, perhaps, if I was going to do it, that Lincoln shouldn’t be a musical.”
More on Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar speech here.