Sam Smith’s dad has given him a bizarre present before the Oscars

Good luck banana anyone?

Prior to his appearance at the 88th Oscars ceremony in LA tonight, Sam Smith received some good luck fruit from his dad.

Smith posted a picture of the curious gift on his Instagram (see below), revealing an unripe banana with a message written over it in capital letters saying: “Hope you get lucky at your after-show party”.

Smith is up for the Best Original Song award for ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, his theme music for the last James Bond movie, ‘Spectre’.

Also nominated for the same award are:
The Weeknd for ‘Earned It’ from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
Lady Gaga for ‘Til It Happens To You’ from ‘The Hunting Ground’
Antony Hegarty and J Ralph for ‘Manta Ray’ from ‘Racing Extinction’
David Lang for ‘Simple Song #3’ from ‘Youth’

Thanks dad for the good luck present

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on

Last month Smith won a Best Original Song award at the Golden Globes for his Bond theme, which made Smith the first artist to reach Number One in the UK with a Bond theme.

Also last month Smith responded to criticism he faced after expressing his shock at witnessing a friend being racially abused in London.

Smith had posted a series of tweets in the early hours of January 20, in which he alleged that a friend of his was “verbally abused racially”, something he “never ever ever ever thought would happen here”.

Smith was widely criticised and mocked online for what many perceived as the naivety of his tweets, with one Twitter user writing: “Why is Sam Smith so shocked that racism exists? He needs to come out of that bubble of white privilege more often”.

Uploading a statement to Instagram, Smith has now said that he was “merely sharing an experience I had in the hope it would draw attention to how ridiculous it is to be racist in 2016”.