Sam Smith dedicates his Oscar to LGBT community

'The Oscars': Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes Wins 2016 Best Original Song
'The Oscars': Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes Wins 2016 Best Original Song

Four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith now has another prestigious award under his belt: An Oscar.

The singer, who took home the Academy Award for Best Song, was clearly in shock when he heard his name read from the Oscars envelope.

"I actually cannot breathe right now," he said when he got to the stage.

The singer beat out fellow pop star, Lady Gaga, for the honor with the song he wrote with Jimmy Napes, "Writing's on the Wall" from 2015 Bond flick, "Spectre," and dedicated his win to the LGBT community, actually misquoting openly gay Oscar winner, Ian McKellen during his speech.

McKellen was previously recorded questioning why no openly gay man has taken home the Oscar for Best Actor. Smith misinterpreted the actor, thinking no openly gay person has been awarded any Oscar.

While he isn't the first openly gay person to take home a statuette, the singer definitely made an impact Sunday night.

"I stand here today as a proud gay man, and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day," he finished.

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