Chicago wins big at the 2015 Oscars

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CHICAGO -- Two of Chicago's Very Own took home Oscars during the 87th Academy Awards Sunday night.

Friend of WGN Morning News, Common, along with co-writer John Legend, accepted the Oscar for best original song "Glory" from the film "Selma."

Their acceptance speech was one of the most powerful of the night. And when they performed "Glory," there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

In addition, Oprah presented the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay to Chicagoan Graham Moore for his on "Imitation Game" -- the touching, compelling true story of the math genius who, with a group of other geniuses, worked to crack Hitler's enigma code, all while struggling with his own deep, dark secret.

Moore used the win to give a powerful speech about suicide awareness and depression, telling kids who may be struggling,"Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along."

Moore's mother was once the City of Chicago's chief lawyer and was chief of staff to Michelle Obama.

Previous Academy Awards winner and Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson also gave a gut-wrenching performance of "I Can't Let Go" as a musical tribute to the renowned actors, filmmakers and craftsmen who passed away in 2014.

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