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Sam Smith reacts to Oscar nomination: 'Better pick out a gown'

His ‘Spectre’ theme song was nominated for best original song.

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Sam Smith picked up an Oscar nomination Thursday morning for his Spectre theme song “Writing’s on the Wall,” and the British singer has now shared his reaction to the news. “I am sitting in a coffee shop with my mum and just found out I have an Oscar nomination,” the 23-year-old crooner said in a statement given to EW. “Feeling very overwhelmed and just can’t believe it. Better pick out a gown. Thank you to the Academy for this incredible honor and recognition.”

Smith’s Bond song won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song on Sunday, and could become the second tune from the spy film franchise to win an Oscar after Adele’s theme for 2012’s Skyfall.

Smith’s fellow nominees Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground‘s “Til It Happens To You”), David Lang (Youth‘s “Simple Song #3”), and The Weeknd (Fifty Shades of Grey‘s “Earned It”) shared their reactions on Twitter, with the latter’s Abel Tesfaye adding that “it can’t get more surreal than this.”

Revisit Smith’s Bond theme below and check out the full list of Oscars nominations here.