Sam Smith Bond Theme Wins Oscar Gold


Spectre competed at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, winning Best Original Song, the only category it was nominated for.

The latest James Bond film Spectre ended its award season run on Feb. 28 with a win for Best Original Song.

The Bond film’s sole Academy Award nomination came in the category of Best Original Song, where it squared up against the likes of The Weeknd and Lady Gaga. The other four films represented in the category were The Hunting GroundFifty Shades of GreyRacing Extinction, and Youth.

Sam Smith and James Napier’s theme for Spectre, “Writing’s on the Wall” won earlier in award season at the Golden Globes. The last Bond theme to win the award was Adele’s “Skyfall,” which also went on to take home the Oscar.

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The Bond franchise, which is known for its elaborate themes and opening credits sequences, has been nominated five times in the category of Best Original Song, an award it has only won once prior to Spectre.

Outside of Best Original Song, the franchise has won three other Academy Awards, two for its sound work in Goldfinger and Skyfall and the other for Best Visual Effects in Thunderball.

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Congratulations, James Napier and Sam Smith.

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