EMOTIONAL Sam Smith looked close to tears as he dedicated his sensation Oscar win to the LGBT community during an emotional speech.
The star, 23, won Best Original Song for Writing's On The Wall, his theme from Bond film Spectre, at tonight's ceremony.
Sam beat Lady Gaga's Till It Happens To You and The Weeknd's 50 Shades track Earned It to the gong.
During his acceptance speech, Sam said: "I actually can't breathe right now. To all the nominees, you're incredibly, Gaga, you're incredible."
video Sam Smith performs at the Oscars thumbnail Sam Smith performs at the Oscars Quoting a recent Ian McKellen interview, he said: "I read an article that said no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case, and even if it's not, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world.
"I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day."
However, Sam is not the first openly gay star to win - fellow musician Elton John won Best Original Song for The Lion King's Can You Feel The Love Tonight in 1995.
Super skinny Sam looked more dapper than ever on the red carpet as he staged his own English tea party.
Red carpet reporter Ryan Seacrest made sure that Sam and his creative partner Jimmy Napes felt right at home by bringing him some British tea to calm his nerves.
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