Sam Smith wins Oscar for Best Original Song
MANILA, Philippines – Multi-awarded singer Sam Smith adds an extraordinary new achievement to his list of career milestones – he's won an Oscar, with songwriter Jimmy Napes, for Best Original Song.
The two accepted the award at the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California Sunday night, February 28 (the 29th in Manila). Sam and Jimmy wrote "Writing's On The Wall," the featured song in the newest James Bond film, Spectre.
Sam used his speech time to dedicate his win to the LGBT community, while also honoring the other nominees.
"I actually can't breathe right now," he said.
"To all the nominees, you're incredible. Gaga, you're incredible.
"I wanna dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world. I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day," he added.
Watch Sam Smith perform the award-winning song here:
An #Oscars Music Moment Thx2 AT&T: SAM SMITH performs "Writing's On The Wall" from the film Spectre! Watch the full performance now: bit.ly/music_momentsPosted by ABC Television Network on Sunday, February 28, 2016
This is the first nomination for Sam. – Rappler.com
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