Last night, Common and John Legend and their government names Lonnie Lynn Jr. and John Stephens won their 1st Oscar for the original song, Glory for the movie Selma. As is typical, all of the original songs were performed live. The performance of Glory was stellar. It was so beautifully crafted. Very minimal theatrics, just great music. There were a sea of marchers on the stage and the ending was an acapella masterpiece. It was so compelling that it left some audience members in tears and resulted in an extended standing ovation.
Check out the performance and acceptance speeches below.