[Update: Straight from the horse’s mouth, this is Sam Smith’s reaction to being told he isn’t the first openly gay man to win an Oscar.]

[Original post:]
When Sam Smith took the stage to accept his first-ever Oscar for Spectre‘s “Writing’s On the Wall,” he referenced an article in which Sir Ian McKellan stated that an openly gay man has never won the Oscar for Best Actor.

According to Smith’s speech, though, it seemed like the singer thought that McKellan had meant no openly gay man has won an Oscar ever. “I don’t know if that’s true or not,” Smith admitted on the stage.

Well, turns out it definitely isn’t. Read more…

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No, Sam Smith isn’t the first openly gay man to win an Oscar