Singer Sam Smith dedicates Oscar to LGBT community

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Feb 29, 2016 13:59 IST
Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith (R), winners for Best Original Song for Writing's on the Wall from Spectre pose with their Oscars backstage during the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. (REUTERS)

Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith, who took home the Best Original Song Oscar for Writing’s on the Wall from the James Bond movie Spectre, dedicated his first Academy Award to the LGBT community on Sunday.

Smith beat out frontrunner singer Lady Gaga for the win. “I actually can’t breathe right now. Gaga you’re incredible,” he said while accepting the award.

The British star also performed the James Bond theme song, whose music and lyrics were given by Jimmy Napes and Smith, at the ceremony hosted by Chris Rock.

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“I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world. I stand here tonight as a proud gay man. I hope we can stand all together as equals one day.”

Legendary composer Ennio Morricone won Original Score Oscar for The Hateful Eight. This is the sixth Academy Award nomination for Morricone.

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