Sam Smith Wins Oscars Best Original Song Video: Watch Academy Awards Acceptance Speech For “Writing’s On The Wall”
Sam Smith won his first-ever Oscar for Best Original song for “Writing’s On The Wall” from the James Bond movie Spectre. Watch video below of his acceptance speech.
Earlier in the show, Smith performed “Writing’s On The Wall.” While the song did not receive a Grammy nomination, in January, it won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. And the last Bond theme, which was “Skyfall” and recorded by Adele, similarly won the Best Original Song Oscar in 2013. “Writing’s On The Wall” also earned Smith a Guinness World Record for being the first musician to have a James Bond theme hit number one on the UK singles chart.
In his acceptance speech, Smith said, “I actually can’t breathe right now. Oh my god. Thank you to this man here, [co-winner] Jimmy Napes. To all the nominees you’re incredible, Gaga you’re incredible.” He then noted that he read no openly-gay man had ever won an Oscar before.
“If this is the case, even if this isn’t the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world. I stand here as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand here together as equals one day,” Smith told the star-studded crowd. Check out video of the Oscars acceptance speech below.