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Sam Smith wins big at GLAAD Media Awards!

Los Angeles, California - Sam Smith took home their first-ever GLAAD Award during this year’s ceremony.

Sam Smith (28) wowed fans and critics with their third studio album, Love Goes.
Sam Smith (28) wowed fans and critics with their third studio album, Love Goes.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

The 28-year-old singer bagged the award for Outstanding Music Artist on Thursday for their third studio album, Love Goes.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, fellow pop star Katy Perry presented the prestigious award to Smith virtually.

The laid-back singer was wearing a simple blue sweater and glasses whilst accepting the prize.

"I've watched these award shows every year, and it really means a lot to me to be getting this so thank you so much," Smith said, visibly moved.

"For me, throughout this year music has remained this constant force of unity throughout the world and for people. And looking at this category tonight and of all these albums, looking at them, you know, these are the albums that have got me through this year and got us all through this year," they added.

"So I just wanted to raise a cup of tea – having a tea party – for everyone in this category. I really, really hope that we can all be together and I can go to a GLAAD Awards one day in person and meet you all and have a glass of wine."

Smith in part echoed the Perry's speech beforehand, in which she stressed the importance of music in times of isolation and social distancing.

"Music helped us get through this very difficult time when not much else did," she said. "I mean, our fabulous clothes, they just stayed on the hangers while we lived in sweats every single day. Some of us even went up a couple of sizes – I did. I also had a baby."

She went on to thank the nominees for bringing "hope, happiness, resilience, and even just plain old escapism" to people around the world.

The 32nd annual awards show, hosted by Niecy Nash, also featured big wins for the sitcom Schitt’s Creek, the rom-com Happiest Season, and the critically acclaimed documentary Disclosure.

Cover photo: IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

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