Watch Sam Smith Perform 'Writing's on the Wall' at the 2016 Oscars

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Sam Smith performs at the 88th Oscars on Feb. 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. 

Sam Smith held the Dolby Theatre spellbound as he performed "Writing's on the Wall," his powerful theme song to the latest James Bond installment Spectre, at the 2016 Oscars.

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Smith's song is nominated for Best Original Song alongside "Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey, "Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction, "Simple Song #3" from Youth and "Til It Happens To You" from The Hunting Ground. Smith walked the red carpet with his writing partner Jimmy Napes, also nominated, earlier in the evening. His performance was introduced by actor/comedian Sarah Silverman, who joked that she "did not see" Spectre, but that she has, in fact, dated James Bond.

Watch Smith's full performance below:

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