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When Sam Smith took the stage to accept his Oscar for Best Song for “Writing’s on the Wall” for the film “Spectre” he thought he was the first openly gay man to accept an Oscar…he said, “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, and 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.” Well he was wrong according to Oscar winning writer Dustin Lance Black, who won in 2009 for the movie “Milk.”
But his shade was just to correct Smith…but to put him in his place tweeting, “Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé. Here’s a start” along with his winning speech from 2009. Oops spilt tea!
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) February 29, 2016
Side note Sir Ian McKellen was talking about the acting categories.
Update: Sam tweeted, “Second openly gay man to win an oscar or third or fourth or 100th, It wasn’t my point. My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who i love so dearly. Apologies for the mix up @DLanceBlack I’ll be sure to check out your films now x Belated Congrats on the Oscar x.”
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