Sam Smith Has An Emotional Win At The Oscars

Sam Smith scooped up his first Academy Award for best original song at this year’s Oscars, and there’s no denying just how much this meant to him. 

He celebrated with songwriter and producer Jimmy Napes, as they can both now add an Oscar win to their list of achievements. 

Sam shared a pre-red carpet selfie, all suited and booted, alongside the caption, ‘LET’S GO @jimmynapes’.



 

They both won the prize for their work on Writing’s On the Wall, the theatrical soundtrack to the latest James Bond film, Spectre.

Earlier on the soulful singer had tweeted, ‘I’ve never been so f******* nervous in my entire life. PHWOAAAAAAAR’. Oh, Sam! 

The 23-year-old couldn’t hide his emotion as his name was called, and he took to the stage for an emotional acceptance speech, dedicating the award to the LGBT community.

He said, ‘I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope that we can all stand together as equals one day.’



 

He went on, ‘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.

‘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.’



 

Twitter was quick to jump on Sam’s words, as there have been a number of gay winners of the prestigious award. 

Just a few of the names include Dustin Lance Black, who won best original screenplay for Milk, and Sir Elton John who scooped up best original song for The Lion King‘s Circle Of Life in 1994.

But, to be fair to Sam, he did say ‘IF’, and his message was only one of love and positivity. 

Congrats, Sam!