Sam Smith, Ennio Morricone and the Amy Winehouse documentary ‘Amy’ were among last night’s winners at the 88th Academy Awards.
Director of the 'Amy' documentary Asif Kapadia responded to the win by saying “Really, this film’s all about Amy. It was about showing the world who she really was, not the tabloid persona… Someone special, someone who needed looking after.”
Smith won the Best Original Song prize for ‘Writing’s on the Wall’, a song co-written with Jimmy Napes for the latest James Bond movie ‘Spectre’.
Smith was visibly moved and in his speech stated “I read an article that said no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world. I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day.”
Ennio Morricone won an oscar for the Best Original Score for the Tarantino film 'The Hateful Eight'.