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Grammy-winning musicians Common and John Legend had the entire world staring at them Sunday (February 22) night after winning “Best Original Song” at the Academy Awards.

The duo beat out tough competition and won the prestigious award for their uplifting “Glory” anthem.

The Oscar for best original song goes to “Glory” from “Selma,” as performed by John Legend and Common. (Washington Post)

Check out what John Legend and Common said during their acceptance speech on the next page…

The music stars both took a few moments to give acceptance speeches.

Big win!!! #Selma congrats @common @johnlegend

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Powerful words from @johnlegend! Congrats @common! #oscars

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Prior to receiving their awards, Legend and Common performed “Glory” during the televised broadcast.

The film, which was controversially snubbed for several awards at the 87th Academy Wards, tells the tale of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Selma march. Legend and Common honored that by performing the Best Original Song nominee “Glory.” Midway through, the duo brought out some of of marchers with a bridge in the background. It was a very touching moment that brought several of the actors in attendance to tears. (Cleveland)

Best Original Song
“Everything is Awesome” from “The LEGO Movie” (written by Shawn Patterson)
“Glory” from “Selma” (written by Common and John Legend)
“Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights” (written by Diane Warren)
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” (written by Glen Campbell)
“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” (written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood)