John Legend and Common Land Oscar Nomination For “Glory”

Fresh off their Golden Globe Awards win for “Best Original Song,” collaborators John Legend and Common find themselves in the mix of more pristine company.

The duo’s song, “Glory,” taken from the civil rights film, Selma, logs an Oscar nomination for “Original Song,” for the upcoming 87th Academy Awards, which will air live on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7 PM on ABC.

The news come on the birthday (Jan. 15) of late civil rights leader and historic American figure, Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Blessing! Thank U to @theacademy 4 nominating “Glory” by me and @johnlegend for @selmamovie especially on MLK bday!” Common shared on Twitter.

Legend adds: “So grateful for @TheAcademy Award nomination for GLORY!!! On MLK's birthday!!”

“Glory” will face off against “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, and “Lost Stars” from Begin Again.

Congrats to John Legend and Common on their accomplishment!

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