Cue the Waterworks! Chris Pine and More Get Teary for John Legend and Common's 'Glory' at Oscars 2015

by Sophie Schillaci 8:51 PM PST, February 22, 2015
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"Glory," indeed!

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John Legend and Common brought down the house with their emotional performance of "Glory" at the Oscars on Sunday, prompting waterworks from Selma stars David Oyelowo and Oprah, and a standing ovation from the A-list audience inside the Dolby Theatre.


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Even Into the Woods star Chris Pine couldn't hold back the tears.


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And just when everyone's eyes began to dry, the duo nabbed the Oscar for Best Original Song. Taking the stage once again to accept their award with a poignant and moving speech, Common and Legend got the waterworks going once again.

"We wrote this song for a film that was based on events that were 50 years ago, but we say that Selma is now because the struggle for justice is right now," said Legend. "We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right now the struggle for freedom and justice is real. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850. When people are marching with our song, we want to tell you we are with you, we see you, we love you, and march on."

Selma was also nominated for Best Picture, facing off against American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash.