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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:48am ET by  

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Sam Smith on Oscar controversy: "It all started with a hip flask of tequila"

Sam Smith's upcoming album, 'The Thrill Of It All', is due to be released on November 3.  

Britain's finest troubadour, appeared on The Ellen Show yesterday (October 24) and finally spoke about what happened with his Oscar win and that speech.

The 'Too Good at Goodbyes' singer won an Oscar for 'Best Original Song' with Jimmy Napes for the James Bond 'Spectre' movie theme song, 'Writing's On The Wall', in 2016. He told Ellen DeGeneres:

"It all started with a hip flask of tequila. I wasn't happy with with my performance, and we thought we had no chance of winning at all, so I was just like, 'let's just get the party started, lets have some fun!' I had a little hip flask, having some tequilas, warming up, and then we won! I was just just like 'Woah!'

"I went up and I mucked up my speech. I forgot to say 'Best Male Actor'. I, basically, said I was the first gay person to ever win an Oscar! I obviously know I'm not - my brain and my mouth did not work together. I mucked up.

"Afterwards, I saw Elton John at the after party and he said 'I've won an Oscar'. I was like ''I'm sorry, I was young when you won an Oscar,' I'm joking."

"It all got a bit too much, after the Oscar, I really just needed to hug my mum, and just be with my sisters and go back home, Lots of 'mum snuggles' and, yeah, I've made this record now."

Sam Smith's upcoming album, 'The Thrill Of It All', is released on November 3.  

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