Sam Smith Gets Shut Down After Massive Oscar Acceptance Speech Mistake

by : UNILAD on : 29 Feb 2016 15:20

Just in case you didn’t already know, Sam Smith won an Oscar last night for Writing’s on the Wall, the theme song for the film Spectre.


He won the award alongside songwriter and record producer Jimmy Napes.


During his acceptance speech, Smith made this point:

I read an article a few months ago by Sir Ian McKellen, and he said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case, even if it isn’t the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world.


But Sam Smith isn’t actually the first LGBT person to win an Oscar. Awkward.

Elton John won an Oscar for Can You Feel the Love Tonight in The Lion King and Dustin Lance Black won Original Screenplay for Milk.

AP/Matt Sayles

So Dustin – who’s engaged to Olympic diver Tom Daley –  decided to tweet this shortly after the Oscars finished, as a cheeky little reminder to Smith.

Just, wow. He’s going to need to see a burn specialist after that!

And, it’s fair to say, Twitter users reacted just as you’d expect:


But this guy summed it up best:


So much shade.

Topics: Film and TV, LGBT


BuzzFeed and 1 other
  1. BuzzFeed

    Dustin Lance Black Has Reminded Sam Smith That Other Gay People Have Won An Oscar

  2. The Huffington Post

    Oscars 2016: Academy Award-Winner Dustin Lance Black Hits Back After Sam Smith's Acceptance Speech, Where He Suggested 'No Openly Gay Men' Had Won Before