Sam Smith riles the gay Hollywood establishment – Metro US

Sam Smith riles the gay Hollywood establishment

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Newly minted Oscar winner Sam Smith probably meant no harm with his acceptance speech for the Bond track “The Writing’s on the Wall,” but it’s still not sitting well with other gay Hollywood power players. While accepting his award, Smith said, “I read an articlea few months ago by Sir Ian McKellen, and he said 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.” Here’s the thing: That definitely wasn’t the case.

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McKellen’s comments were specifically about the Best Actor category, which no openly gay man has won. Plenty of openly gay men have won other Oscars. Including Dustin Lance Black, who won for writing the script for “Milk” and is engaged to Olympic diver TomDaley — and who isn’t too happy with Smith: “Hey Sam Smith,” Black tweeted, “if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé.” Oh damn. That’s rough.