Common and John Legend won big at The 72nd Golden Globe Awards this weekend, taking home the statue for Best Original Song for “Glory” – their moving theme from the soundtrack to the award-winning film Selma. The win follows quite a bit of buzz for the song, which captures the spirit of the 1965 Alabama marches that inspired the film. Ever the wordsmith, Common delivered a speech almost as touching as the song itself when the pair took the stage to accept the award:
“The first day I stepped on the set of ‘Selma’ I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie,” Common said during his acceptance speech. “As I got to know the people of the Civil Rights Movement, I realized I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. ‘Selma’ has awakened my humanity.”
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