Sam Smith was named top male artist at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday, but the singer wasn’t able to attend to receive his award in person.
Instead, the four-time Grammy Award winner accepted the honor via satellite - and via an adorable, creative, silent, Love Actually-inspired video.
Recovering from vocal surgery and unable to speak, Smith filmed himself delivering his "speech" with cue cards, a la the 2003 classic rom-com.
Rather than profess his love for Keira Knightley, the crooner thanked his fans and gave a shout-out to a trio of his famous friends in the crowd:
- Sam told Taylor Swift to put $100 on black (to make him among the Billboard Music Award winners in Vegas in more ways than one).
- Smith assured fellow British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran that not to worry, he reserved a special dance for him at Chippendale's.
- And Nicki Minaj's bum ... OMG. That is all.