Common And John Legend Wins 2015 Oscars For “Glory”
For best picture nominee Selma, Common and John Legend collaborated on the song “Glory”, which was nominated for, and ultimately won, the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Watch them perform it below, backed by a full chorus in a recreation of the march on Selma. Shortly after performing the song to a standing ovation, the duo accepted the award with a speech connecting the struggles of the film with modern conflicts of police brutality, mass incarceration and voting rights.
“Glory” was up against Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island’s “Everything Is Awesome” (from The Lego Movie), Rita Ora’s “Grateful” (from Beyond the Lights), Glen Campbell’s “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” (from Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me) and Adam Levine and Keira Knightley’s “Lost Stars” (from Begin Again) for the Oscar.
Previously, “Glory” won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Common and Legend also performed it at the Grammys.
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