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Golden Globes 2016 in Music: Sam Smith, Lady Gaga Win Big for 'Bond' Theme, 'AHS'

by William Hoffman   Jan 11, 2016 09:57 AM EST

The Golden Globes were held last night (Jan. 10) to award and pay tribute to excellence in both foreign and domestic television and film. But, the night is also about the music that makes those moving pictures come to life, and there were a number of high profile songs and artists among the nominees (and winners) this year.

Synching preexisting music to film has seen renewed proliferation in the past five years or so, but so has finding fresh talent to compose original songs.

This year there was a crowded field of contenders for Best Original Sound in a Motion Picture, including Ellie Goulding's Fifty Shades of Greay track "Love Me Like You Do," "One Kind Of Love" from the Brian Wilson biopic Love & MercyCharlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa's chart-topping single "See You Again" led the nominees. "Simple Song #3" from Youth, which is about an orchestra conductor who comes out of retirement to perform for Prince Philip's birthday; and Sam Smith's James Bond Spectre theme song "Writing's On The Wall" also got nods.

Smith ultimately came away with the award and gave a giddy speech of excitement, thanking his writing partner Jimmy Napes and expressing his humbled astonishment. "I genuinely didn't think we were gonna get this," Smith said.

Katy Perry was there to present the award to Smith, looking mighty fine in a simple, sleek pink dress that showed off her cleavage.

Lady Gaga also stole the spotlight on the night, this time not for her always-impressive singing ability, but for her acting credits in American Horror Story: Hotel. An absolutely stunned Gaga took the stage, so in the moment that she wasn't even phased by Laverne Cox yelling out "work Gaga Yass."

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