Adele and Paul Epworth have managed a first for the James Bond franchise, winning an Oscar for Best Original Song with "Skyfall," the theme for the like-named 007 box office smash.

Only three other performers, including Paul McCartney, had come close to winning an Academy Award during the 50-year-old Bond series.

The British singer delivered her first live performance Sunday in more than a year.

Adele, the world's best-selling singer, took some time off after giving birth and got emotional while accepting the Oscar.

The Bond films are known for their iconic theme music by Monty Norman and songs for each installment by a top performer.

McCartney's "Live and Let Die"; "Nobody Does It Better," composed by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, and performed by Carly Simon; and "For Your Eyes Only" by Bill Conti and Michael Leeson, and performed by Sheena Easton, were all nominated for Oscars but came up short. EFE