Selma’s John Legend and Common Win Oscar for Best Song

As much as I liked “Birdman”, the film I was rooting for the most to win the Oscar for Best Picture was “Selma”. Though it didn’t win for that category, “Glory”, John Legend and Common’s contribution to the Selma soundtrack, won for Best Song. Watch their live performance of the song at the Oscars followed by powerful acceptance speeches expounding on the relevance of Selma in the context of the continuing struggle against institutionalized racism and the prison-industrial complex (the best moment of the night). Congratulations to Common and John Legend for a well-deserved win!


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