February 25, 2013

Paul Epworth Wins Best Song Oscar for "Skyfall"

Paul Epworth

Paul Epworth

ASCAP writer/producer Paul Epworth won the Original Song Oscar on February 24th for co-writing and producing Adele's "Skyfall," from the James Bond film Skyfall. The win capped off an amazing awards season for Epworth, who also earned a Golden Globe, a Critics' Choice Award and a BRIT Award for "Skyfall."

The victory for "Skyfall" was one for the ages. Not only was it given a barn-burning performance by Adele during the telecast, but it also became the first song from a Bond film to be nominated in over 30 years, and the first ever Bond theme to win.

This is the latest in a long line of accolades to result from Epworth's partnership with Adele. He earned four Grammys in 2012 for co-writing and producing her blockbuster album 21, including Producer of the Year.

Congratulations to Paul Epworth on this phenomenal achievement!

From the risqué jokes by Oscar host/ASCAP member Seth MacFarlane to Barbra Streisand's moving tribute to ASCAP film legend Marvin Hamlisch, ASCAP members were all over the 2013 Oscars. Read about all of our nominees here.