Oscar Winner Sam Smith Hated Performing at the Oscars: ‘It Was the Worst Moment of My Life’


Wait, what?! Sam Smith performed and took home his first Oscar during the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28, in L.A. But if you ask the singer, his big moment was almost too much to handle.

“It was the worst moment of my life,” the British crooner, 23, reportedly told The BBC after the show. “Singing was horrible. I hated every minute.”

We’re assuming that the singer — who nailed his tune from Spectre, “Writing’s on the Wall,” during his performance — meant he was just nervous and was obviously joking.

Smith and Jimmy Napes won the Oscar for best original song for the ballad. 

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Sam Smith performing at the 2016 Academy Awards Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images

During his acceptance speech, Smith incorrectly claimed he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar while dedicating his award to the LGBT community. Acclaimed screenwriter Dustin Lance Black slammed the singer on Twitter following his big moment, reminding the crooner that Black himself, who is engaged to olympian Tom Daley, actually scored an Oscar for best original screenplay in 2009 for his film Milk

“So hungover. genuinely feels like a dream,” Smith tweeted Monday morning, before apologizing to Black. “Second openly gay man to win an oscar or third or fourth or 100th, It wasn’t my point … My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who i love so dearly. … Apologies for the mix up @DLanceBlack I’ll be sure to check out your films now x Belated Congrats on the Oscar x.”


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