Adele's "Skyfall" nominated for Academy Award

Adele is officially up for an Oscar.  "Skyfall," the singer's song contribution to the James Bond movie of the same name, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.  It's the first James Bond theme in a decade to have clinched the nomination and to have been a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100.  "Skyfall" is a favorite among the songs in the running, which also includes "Suddenly" from "Les Miserables"; "Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"; and "Before My Time" from the documentary "Chasing Ice."  The final, and most surprising, nominee is the song "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from the comedy "Ted," which was written by Oscar host Seth MacFarlane. 

Only three other James Bond themes have been nominated before "Skyfall" - "Live and Let Die" by Paul and Linda McCartney; "Nobody Does It Better" by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager; and "For Your Eyes Only" by Bill Conti and Mick Leeson.  None have taken home an Oscar.  Adele is rumored to be attending the February 24th ceremony, with reports that she will be performing "Skyfall" during a Bond tribute segment.