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John Legend, Common Take Home Golden Globe Award For Best Original Song, “Glory”



John Legend and Common took home a Golden Globe Award on Sunday night for their spectacular duet, “Glory,” from Ava DuVernay’s, Selma.

“I want to thank God and the Hollywood Foreign Press,” Common said when accepting the award, presented by the one and only, Prince. “The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this is bigger than a movie. As I got to know the people of the Civil Rights movement, I realized I am the hopeful Black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring White supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed Black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers, murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awaken my humanity.”

Legend chimed in, “I want to thank this man [Common]. He called me up, he said ‘John I want you to help me write a song for this film.’ I am so honored to be part of this amazing film that honors such amazing people that did great work and is so connected to what’ s happening right now.”

Common didn’t just lend his musical talents to the film, he also starred as a Civil Rights crusader,  James Bevel. “Everything about this movie made me want to be a part of it,” he told HipHollywod last month. “People coming together to change the world, that’s who I am.”

Selma was nominated for four Golden Globes, including best director in a motion picture.


Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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