Never having won best original song, this should be the year a James Bond film breaks that streak with Adele’s “Skyfall.” Courtesy photo

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productionsí action adventure SKYFALL.

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Will ‘Skyfall’ break the streak for Bond?

By From page A8 | February 17, 2013

Best original song

This one pleases me no end.

The James Bond film series has won only two Academy Awards during its half-century run, for “Goldfinger” (sound effects) and “Thunderball” (special effects). Rather unbelievably, no song has ever won; heck, Shirley Bassey’s smoldering versions of “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever” weren’t even nominated. “Nobody Does It Better” (from “The Spy Who Loved Me”) and “For Your Eyes Only” did earn nominations, but lost.

Well, that ain’t gonna happen this year. Adele and colleague Paul Epworth have this one in the bag, for “Skyfall.”

Derrick Bang

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