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    Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:23:26

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    • Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall (Live On The Graham Norton Show)
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    The Oscars took place Sunday, here's a roundup of the night's big music moments. Sam Smith won Best Original Song for "Writing's On the Wall," featured in the James Bond film Spectre. He won over the Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Anohni & J. Ralph, and David Lang. Smith also performed the song at the awards show. On his performance, he said: "It was the worst moment of my life. Singing was horrible. I hated every minute," the BBC reports. Smith dedicated the Oscar to the LGBT community, "hoping we can all stand here as equals".

    The Weeknd performed the Fifty Shades of Grey track and Best Original Song nomination, "Earned It." The song recently won him the Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

    Lady Gaga performed "Til It Happens to You," from the campus sexual assault documentary The Hunting Ground. The performance was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden who spoke about preventing sexual assault. On Saturday, Lady Gaga joined Elton John for a free concert on the Sunset Strip. Elton John hosts an annual Oscar viewing party for the Elton John AIDS Foundation at the City of West Hollywood Park.

    Ennio Morricone won Best Original Score for his work on Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. The Italian composer beat John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Carter Burwell (Carol), Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario), and Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies) for the Oscar. Morricone was previously nominated for his scores for Days of Heaven, The Mission, The Untouchables, Bugsy, and Malèna. He was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2006 and recently won the Best Original Score Golden Globe for The Hateful Eight.

    Amy, Asif Kapadia's documentary about Amy Winehouse, won the Oscar for Best Documentary. It beat the Nina Simone documentary What Happened Miss Simone?, as well as non-music documentaries Cartel Land; The Look of Silence; and Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom.

    Dave Grohl covered The Beatles' "Blackbird" during the "In Memoriam" segment of the awards show.

    For more on awards:
    The Golden Globes Music Category Winners Recap
    GRAMMYs 2016 Roundup: The Results Are In!

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    02.29.16

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