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88th Oscars Onstage Speech Transcript: Music (Original Song)

CATEGORY: Music (Original Song)
SPEECH BY: Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
SONG: “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre



I actually can’t breathe right now, oh my gosh. Thank you to this man here, Jimmy Napes. To all the nominees, you’re incredible. Gaga, you’re incredible. 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. I stand here, I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day. Thank you so much.
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Jimmy Napes & Sam Smith would like to thank:
firstly, The Academy, Gary Barber & MGM, Lia Vollack & Sony Pictures, Lisa Taback, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson & Sam Mendes, Sam Evitt, Jack Street, Team Method, Elvin Smith, Andrea Dobson, Guy Lawrence, Howard Lawrence, Simon Hale, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Jo Charrington, Nick Raphael, Lily Smith, Mabel Smith, Fred Smith, Kate Cassidy, Ali, Mark, Terry Smith, Matilda Napier, Jackson Napier, Donna King, John Napier, Kirk Sommer, Dave Wirtschafter, Juliana Plotkin, Purple, James Sully, Steve Barnett & Capitol Records, Tom Paul, Jeffrey Bush & BLBL.


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