British singer Adele, in her first major public appearance since giving birth in October, shared with songwriter Paul Epworth the Golden Globes trophy for performing and co-writing the best original song, "Skyfall," for the James Bond movie of the same name.
"Oh, my God!" Adele said again and again, before offering thanks to the organization that sponsors the Golden Globes. "I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I never thought I'd say that."
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is composed of 93 working journalists - from at least 55 countries - who cover the US entertainment industry
But the organization is best known for the annual Golden Globe Awards held in January. The first Golden Globes awards were held in 1944. Today, it is one of the most watch TV programs in the world - and often seen as a tip sheet for the Oscars, held on Feb. 10, 2013.
Adele performed and co-wrote the theme song for "Skyfall," a $1 billion box-office hit, while her Grammy-winning heartbreak album "21" scored the rare feat in December of topping all U.S. album sales for a second straight year.
The "Someone Like You" singer gave birth to her first child - a boy - in October with her partner, Simon Konecki, but has since kept out of the public eye.
Adele told Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet prior to the awards tha the recording of "Skyfall," which was enriched, in a way, by her pregnancy.
"I was very pregnant and very emotional," she said of the recording process. "But [it was] very exciting . . . it was very good." Adding that recording a track for the 007 franchise is a "big responsibility," she gushed that "Daniel Craig is a gorgeous bond."
Adele found herself mingling with some of Hollywood's biggest movie and TV stars Sunday, including Golden Globe presenters George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Meryl Streep, and nominees such as Jon Hamm, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway and Kevin Costner.
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Eric Walsh)