Sam Smith Wins Best Original Song Oscar
Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes, the hit-making songwriters who picked up a Golden Globe last month for their Spectre theme song “Writing’s On The Wall,” repeated their victory at the Academy Awards on Sunday (February 28) night. The pair beat out fellow nominees Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, The Weeknd, David Lang and Anhoni by picking up the statue for Best Original Song.
‘I stand here tonight as a proud gay man, and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day,” Smith said while accepting his award and dedicating it to the LGBT community.
Though not a big hit in the US — the song peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 last fall — “Writing’s On The Wall” became the first James Bond theme to reach the top of the UK chart.
Smith and Napes, who also each have Grammys to their names, are now halfway to EGOT status.