Sam Smith explains ‘being the first gay man to win an Oscar’ to Ellen DeGeneres
Sam Smith has finally explained his embarrassing Oscars acceptance speech. The multi-platinum selling artist awkwardly claimed he was the first gay man to win an Oscar in his Academy Awards speech. Of course, Sam was far from the first – Stephen Sondheim, Sir Elton John and Dustin Lance Black had all won oscars before. At the time he told millions of viewers: “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. “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.” Now Sam has blamed the blunder on a hip flask filled with tequila. He told Ellen DeGeneres: “I wasn’t happy with my performance, and we thought we had no chance of winning at all. “So I was just like, ‘Let’s just get the party started,’” he told Ellen. “Then we won, and I was just like, ‘Whoa.’” Admitting that he “obviously” knew he wasn’t the first openly gay man to win an Oscar, Sam confessed: “My brain and my mouth didn’t work together. I mucked
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