Apparently Sam Smith didn't do his homework before giving his acceptance speech for "Best Original Song" for Spectre's "Writing's on the Wall" at last night's Academy Awards. Citing a recent statement by Ian McKellen about the lack of openly gay actors to win an Oscar, Smith was apparently under the impression that he was the first gay man to win an Oscar.
"I read an article a few months ago by Sir Ian McKellen and he said no openly gay man had won an oscar," Smith said in his speech. "If this is the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community around the world."
This didn't sit well with fellow winner, Dustin Lance Black who won "Best Original Screenplay" in 2009 for Milk. Black threw some heavy shade at Smith after hearing his misinformed speech.
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) February 29, 2016
We can only imagine what Smith is texting Black's lover, Tom Daley...but we won't go there. So come on, boys, can't we play nice? #OscarsSoShady