Sam Smith performed a rendition of "Writing's On the Wall" at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday. It was fine.
Some people complained that Smith was a little pitchy, but like, whatever. It was not great, but it wasn't horrible, either. To be honest, it really wasn't much of anything at all. Suffice it to say we will not be talking about Sam Smith's 2016 Oscars performance 10 years from now. He did look good though.
The 23-year-old and record producer Jimmy Napes received a Best Original Song nomination for the song, which was the official theme of "Spectre." It was the first Academy Award nomination for both Smith and Napes.