By Shannon Carlin
Even more exciting may be the fact that they received the award from Prince who made a surprise appearance, cane in hand, at the awards.
“I want to thank God and the Hollywood Foreign Press,” Common said to a laughing crowd before saying he was the black women who couldn’t vote, the caring white supporter, the “unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was given a bullet,” the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty.
“Selma awakened my humanity,” Common told the crowd and called the movie’s director Ava DuVernay a “super hero.”
He of course thanked Oprah and ended by saying, “We look to the future.”
Legend took the mic next thanking Common for bringing him on board to write the song.
“I’m still in solidarity with those fighting for justice,” Legend told the crowd, ending the speech by saying he hopes this song is an inspiration to all those still fighting.
Clearly, his wife Chrissy Teigen was touched.
The two guys later showed off their new hardware backstage for this Golden Globes Instagram photos, taken by Ellen Von Unwerth.
This win puts them in pretty good position to win an Oscar. Those nominations are announced this Thursday (Jan. 15).
The two beat out the other first-time nominees Lana Del Rey for the title track from the Tim Burton film Big Eyes, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye for “Mercy Is” from the Biblical film, Noah, “Opportunity” a new song written by Sia, Greg Kurstin and Will Gluck, sung by Quvenzhané Wallis in the remake of Annie and Lorde for “Yellow Flicker Beat” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
Jóhann Jóhannsson took home the prize for Best Original Score for the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything beating out two-time winner Trent Reznor for his Gone Girl score.
Check out the full list of Golden Globe winners here.
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