Ian McKellen corrects Sam Smith, who still can't quite get Oscar stats right
February 29, 2016 - Uncategorized
Sir Ian McKellen heard Sam Smith’s Oscars acceptance speech Sunday — and he’d like to clear something up.
While accepting the award for Best Song, Smith referred to an interview McKellen recently did in which the elder actor said that no openly gay actor had won an Oscar. However, Smith mistook that to mean that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, which isn’t the case at all.
McKellen tweeted about Smith’s flub Monday, taking care to correct the young singer while also congratulating him on the win.
Smith was made aware of his mistake soon after he left the stage. Read more…