Common & John Legend Win Big At The Golden Globes

Common & John Legend Win Big At The Golden Globes

Common & John Legend Take Home The Award For 'Best Original Song' For "Glory" From The 'Selma' Soundtrack At The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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.”

Check the footage below to watch Common deliver his acceptance speech. Purchase “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma) via iTunes. Stay tuned for more from Common and John Legend.

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