Adele released "Skyfall" on October 5 to much fanfare and it became the singer's first single to debut in the Top 10 on the Hot 100, peaking at No. 8. In winning the category, Adele bested fellow recording stars Jon Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
Mychael Danna won the best score award for his work on Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," which he referred to as a film of a lifetime. For both Danna and Adele, the Golden Globe nominations were their first.
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The win makes Danna the front-runner in the score category for the Academy Awards and the winner of the Globe the last five years has gone on to win the Oscar as well. Last year, Ludovic Bource won both awards for "The Artist."
The Golden Globes traditionally lean toward pop music figures who do not work often in film in the song category and have overlapped with the Oscars only two times in the last 10 years.
At the Academy Awards, Danna is nominated alongside Dario Marianelli ("Anna Karenina"), Alexandre Desplat ("Argo"), John Williams ("Lincoln") and Thomas Newman ("Skyfall"); Adele and Epworth are contending for the song Oscar with Danna and Bombay Jayashri ("Life of Pi"), J. Ralph ("Chasing Ice'), Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer ("Les Misérables") and Walter Murphy, Seth MacFarlane("Ted").
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The movie musical "Les Miserables" also had a huge night, winning best comedy or musical in addition to two acting awards, for Hugh Jackman (actor, comedy or musical) and Anne Hathaway (supporting actress).
"Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self doubt," Hathaway said in an emotion-filled acceptance speech. "And thank you for putting my work in this category with great and gutsy actresses."
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Additional reporting by Marc Schneider in New York.