Sam Smith dedicates Oscar win to LGBT community

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Sam Smith dedicated his Best Original Song Oscar win to the LGBT community Sunday night.

The British singer took the stage with collaborator Jimmy Napes to accept the award for their song "Writing's On The Wall," from the latest Bond film "Spectre."

After recognizing other nominees including Lady Gaga, Smith cited a quote from Ian McKellen that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar (a statement that, as it turns out, isn't true).

"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," Smith said. 

"I stand here tonight as a proud gay man, and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day."

Chris Rock, who didn't shy away from race jokes Sunday, wasn't about to take a jab at LGBT people. 

"Congratulations, no jokes there," he quipped after the winners left the stage. "Not going to get me in trouble."

Smith and Napes won over songs by Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, J. Ralph and David Lang. 

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