Apparently, Sam Smith was just as shocked he won an Oscar as anyone else. At least that would explain why Smith's speech - in which he claimed to be the first openly gay man to win an Oscar - was so terrible, and thusly why Dustin Lance Black felt the need to take the singer to school.
During Smith's acceptance speech for original song, the "Writing's on the Wall" singer misquoted Sir Ian McKellen as saying no openly gay man has ever won an Oscar. "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.
Of course, what McKellen actually said was that he thought prejudice might be to blame for why an openly gay man has never won lead actor. Many gay men have won Academy Awards, including Elton John, Stephen Sondheim, Alan Ball, Bill Condon and yes, Black, who became the first gay man to win original screenplay for Milk in 2009.
But let's be real: The most titillating part of Black's tweet has nothing to do with Smith's wrong, but well-intentioned acceptance speech and everything to do with that fact Black accused the 23-year-old, who has yet to respond to the tweet, of texting the screenwriter's fiancé, Olympic diver and super-bae Tom Daley.