oscars 2015

Common and John Legend Give a Powerful Speech and Performance, Move Audience to Tears

If “Glory” ends up being Selma’s only win at the Oscars tonight — as many have predicted — it’ll have been represented well. After an emotional performance of the song, Common and John Legend accepted their award for Best Original Song with an equally riveting speech, in which they spoke out against the mass incarceration of black men, voting rights, and the struggle for justice for all. Not even Chris Pine could hold back his tears.

First, the performance: 

And the speech: 

Cue Pine sob. 

See Common & John Legend’s Speech & Performance