Common’s powerful Golden Globe speech pays homage to Ferguson, slain NYPD officers
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Chicago very own Common and John Legend won the Golden Globe for best original song for their collaboration on the song “Glory” from the film “Selma.”
Upon accepting the award, Common captivated the audience with a thought-provoking speech referencing his experience while participating the in making of the film, Ferguson and the two NYPD officers killed in the line of duty.
“The first day I stepped on the set of ‘Selma,’ I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie,” Common said.
Best original song was the only win for “Selma.” It was also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
To hear the song in its entirety, visit selmamovie.com.