Sam Smith won an Oscar Sunday night!
Aaaand then he gave his speech, where he mentioned he might be the first openly gay man to win an Oscar:
But the problem is...other out LGBT people have won an Oscar.
In his speech, Sam referenced a quote from Sir Ian McKellan who told The Guardian, "No openly gay man has ever won the Oscar; I wonder if that is prejudice or chance." But Ian was actually referring to the Best Actor category.
Elton John has won an Oscar.
As has Stephen Sondheim.
Aaaaand Dustin Lance Black.
Oh, and Melissa Etheridge.
Countless others — openly gay and not — have also won Oscars. Like Howard Ashman, Jodie Foster, Joel Grey, Linda Hunt...
Maybe next time, Sam?
UPDATE: Here's the moment Sam Smith found out he was actually wrong about being the first openly gay person to win an Oscar.
Additional reporting by Scott Bryan.