The Writing's On The (Twitter) Wall
Out of the five senses, only our senses of sight and sound are being stimulated when we watch movies, so you’d better believe that music is just as important to a film as the visuals, if not more important. Harry Potter’s first journey to Hogwarts may not have been as wondrous and Jaws’s kills may not have been as bone-chilling without the enhancement of a killer score from legendary composer John Williams.
Last night, Sam Smith took home the gold (literally) for his song “Writing’s On The Wall,” the theme song for the 2015 Bond film Spectre. The song’s not terrible, but as far as Bond themes go, it was kind of just meh, especially riding coattails of Adele’s “Skyfall” showstopper.
When Smith’s name was called for the Oscar, everybody’s face was pretty much this:
My reaction to that song winning pic.twitter.com/CL2lBa4Wmy
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 29, 2016
And everybody was pretty much thinking, “What about Gaga?” I mean, did you SEE her performance? Legendary.
But poor taste and mediocre performance aside, it was the enormous blunders that Smith made in his acceptance speech that caused an uproar in the LGBT community.
This may go down in history as one of the biggest insults in Oscars history!