Dustin Lance Black Has Reminded Sam Smith That Other Gay People Have Won An Oscar

“Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé.” Update: Sam Smith has apologised to Dustin on Twitter.

1. Sam Smith has won an Oscar for “Writing’s on the Wall”, the theme song for the film Spectre.

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Smith (pictured) won the award with songwriter and record producer Jimmy Napes.

2. During his acceptance speech Smith made this point:

“I read an article a few months ago by Sir Ian McKellen, and he said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and 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.”

He was referencing a Guardian interview with Ian McKellan, where the actor says making a reference to there not being an openly gay Best Actor.

4. Smith isn’t in fact the first LGBT person to win an Oscar. For example, Elton John has won an Oscar.

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For “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” in The Lion King.

5. And Dustin Lance Black has won an Oscar.

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He won Original Screenplay for Milk in 2009.

6. Dustin Lance Black is of course the fiancé of Tom Daley, the Olympic diver, who is on the left here.

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(Tom Daley wearing clothes is such an odd thing to see.)

7. And not long after this year’s Oscars ceremony had finished, Dustin Lance Black tweeted this.

Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé. Here's a start: https://t.co/8hGTRtIaMK

— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack)

8. OH.

@DLanceBlack @samsmithworld

— KANYE ASADA (@gilossal)

9. MY.

@DLanceBlack @samsmithworld @YouTube

— I DON'T KNOW HER (@I_Dont_Know_Her)

10. GOD.

@DLanceBlack @samsmithworld insert every fuckin gif of every Real Housewife, drag queen & mic drop here ---> _______.

— Willam Belli (@willambelli)

@DLanceBlack @samsmithworld

— Chris Fabre (@ChrisFabre)

12. In short…

.@DLanceBlack Academy Award for Best Tweet

— Michael Aird (@as_seenontv)

A representative for Dustin Lance Black has been contacted for comment.

14. Update 3:45 p.m. GMT: DLB has tweeted this.

THE POINT: knowing our LGBTQ history is important. We stand on the shoulders of countless brave men and women who paved the way for us.

— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack)

15. Update 6:40 p.m. GMT: Sam Smith has tweeted this in response to Dustin.

Apologies for the mix up @DLanceBlack I'll be sure to check out your films now x Belated Congrats on the Oscar x

— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld)

DLB also tweeted: “Dear Internet: @TomDaley1994 and @samsmithworld are pals. They text. Thus my surprise Sam took me for a closet case! Feel free to laugh.”

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Scott Bryan is a TV editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London. Contact this reporter at: scott.bryan@buzzfeed.com
 
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