Oscars 2013: Adele's Skyfall wins the Oscar for best original song

The British songstress takes home the award for her theme tune to the 23rd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench

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Oscars 2013: Adele's Skyfall wins the Oscar for best original song
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After carting home a shedload of awards during 2012, Adele has got her year off to a flying start with an award for best original song at this year's Oscars. 

The British singer, whose Bond theme tune Skyfall hit number two in the UK charts last year, performed the song live for the very first time earlier this evening. She has already won accolades at the Golden Globes for best original song and the Brit Award for best British single. 

The 24-year-old has taken some time out recently after giving birth to her son in October last year, with her last live performance taking place at the 2012 Brit Awards. 

Adele looked tearful as she picked up her first Oscar statuette with producer Paul Epworth who called her "the best person I've ever worked with".

Skyfall - which stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench - has broken records since its release in October 2012, becoming the highest grossing box office film of all time since. The film has already won an award for sound editing and also received nominations for best original score, cinematography and sound mixing.