Sam Smith Blames Hip Flask Of Tequila for Oscar Blunder

10-25-2017
.
Sam Smith

(Radio.com) Sam Smith sat down for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday (Oct. 24), with the "Too Good at Goodbyes" singer admitting that a little liquid courage made him say the wrong thing at the Academy Awards last year.

"It all started with a hip flask of tequila," Smith explained of the onstage flub after winning Best Original Song for "Writing's on the Wall" from the James Bond film Spectre. "We thought we had no chance of winning at all, so I was just like, lets get the party started ' and then we won. I went up and I mucked up my speech. I basically said I was the first gay person to ever win an Oscar. And I obviously know I'm not, but my brain and my mouth didn't work together."

Already mortified by his mistake, Smith soon found himself being corrected by a gay Oscar-winning music legend. "Afterwards I saw Elton John at the after party, and he was like, 'I've won an Oscar,'" Smith shared. "I was like, 'I'm sorry - I was young when you won your Oscar.'" (Smith was not even three years old when John won Best Original Song for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King in 1995).

DeGeneres also talked to the singer about living in an alleged haunted house, using the occasion to scare him with not just one but two ghostly pranksters jumping up out of nowhere. Watch Sam Smith get scared to death here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Sam Smith Music, DVDs, Books and more

Sam Smith T-shirts and Posters

More Sam Smith News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Sam Smith Reveals George Michael And Rihanna's Influence

Sam Smith Delivers Intimate 'Too Good At Goodbyes' with James Corden

Sam Smith Released Emotional Message To Fans

Sam Smith's 'Carpool Karaoke' Features Fifth Harmony

Sam Smith Talks New Album 'The Thrill of It All'

Sam Smith Blames Hip Flask Of Tequila for Oscar Blunder

Sam Smith Shares Look at the Making of 'The Thrill of It All'

Sam Smith Announces New Album 'The Thrill Of It All'

Sam Smith Teases New Single 'Everyone Prays in the End'

Sam Smith, Jay-Z, Pink Set for 'Saturday Night Live'


More Stories for Sam Smith

Sam Smith Music


advertisement



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2017 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.