John Legend And Common Win Oscar For 'Glory,' Make Emotional Acceptance Speech

23 February 2015, 09:58

Common and John Legend

Watch their full speech and performance.

Last night (22nd February) John Legend and Common celebrated as they picked up the 'Original Song' Oscar for 'Glory' from the 'Selma' soundtrack. 

'Selma' tells the story of Martin Luther King's civil rights movement, and more specifically about his and his fellow protestors march from Selma to Montgomery. 

While 'Glory' celebrates how far the world has come, John Legend and Common used their acceptance speech to send a powerful message about how far there still is to go. 

Watch John Legend and Common's acceptance speech at the Oscar's below:

"This transcends race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and social status," said Common, while John added, "Selma is now, because the struggle for justice is right now."

Fellow stars and friends including Kanye West and Pusha T wished them good luck ahead of the event and congratulations them on their own glory after picking up the award.

Earlier in the evening John Legend and Common teamed up for an emotional performance of the award-winning song. Watch the full performance below.

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