Glory Wins Best Original Song
"Glory" was penned by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
“Glory” from Selma won Best Original Song at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Sung by John Legend and Common, it was up against “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me and “Lost Stars” from Begin Again.
“Nina Simone said it’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live,” John Legend said in his acceptance speech.
The award was presented by Idina Menzel and John Travolta at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.
The song already picked up prizes at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.