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.”