Common and John Legend Win Best Original Song Oscar for ‘Glory’
The Chicago duo also performed their 'Selma' anthem at the Dolby Theatre
The awards keep rolling in for John Legend and Common. After earning a Golden Globe for “Glory,” the two have officially won a Best Original Song for their contribution to the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma. (…Which will no doubt be a high contender in SPIN’s next ranked Oscar songs list.)
Common, who also has a role in the movie as “Father of Voting Rights” James Bevel, accepted the award with Legend.
The pair, who also gave a stunning live performance of “Glory” at the awards, were up against a group of high-profile contenders, including “Everything Is Awesome” from the LEGO Movie (music and lyric by Shawn Patterson), “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights (music and lyrics by Diane Warren), “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me (music and lyrics by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond), and “Lost Stars” from Begin Again (music and lyrics by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois).