Monday, January 12, 2015

Common & John Legend Give Moving Acceptance Speech for "Glory" Win at Golden Globes

Last night's Golden Globes Awards were packed with hopeful artists, waiting to hear their names and films recognized. One of the highlights of the night for me was when Common and John Legend took home the Best Original Song for Glory from the Motion picture Selma.

The song encapsulates the vision and meaning behind the film so well. I was rooting for this win, even though I wasn't sure these guys would get it. The film itself focuses on the harsh realities of the struggle to give all Americans the right to vote in this country. The song ties all of our struggles together from voting rights to what happened just last year in Ferguson.

In true Common fashion, he spoke as only he can about his identity in America and how much work we still have to do to respect it. Yall know Common is one of my baes, so I was so geeked to hear him speak his peace to this crowd on this stage. As he would say-Love. 

See his speech below, and a full list of GG winners after that courtesy of CNN. Congrats guys! 

P.S. GO SEE SELMA! It is riveting! 

Best motion picture -- drama
"Boyhood" (* WINNER)
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
Best motion picture -- musical or comedy
    "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (* WINNER)

    "Into the Woods"
    "St. Vincent"
    Best actress in a motion picture -- drama
    Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"
    Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
    Julianne Moore, "Still Alice" (* WINNER)

    Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
    Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
    Best actor in a motion picture -- drama
    Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
    Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
    David Oyelowo, "Selma" 
    Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything" (* WINNER)

    Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
    Best actor in a motion picture -- musical or comedy
    Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
    Michael Keaton, "Birdman" (* WINNER)

    Bill Murray, "St. Vincent"
    Joaquin Phoenix, "Inherent Vice"
    Christoph Waltz, "Big Eyes"
    Best actress in a motion picture -- musical or comedy
    Amy Adams, "Big Eyes" (* WINNER)
    Emily Blunt, "Into the Woods"
    Helen Mirren, "The Hundred-Foot Journey"
    Julianne Moore, "Maps to the Stars"
    Quvenzhane Wallis, "Annie"
    Best supporting actor in a motion picture
    Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
    Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
    Edward Norton, "Birdman"
    Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
    J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash" (*WINNER)
    Best supporting actress in a motion picture
    Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood" (* WINNER)
    Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year"
    Emma Stone, "Birdman"
    Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
    Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
    Best animated feature film
    "Big Hero 6"
    "The Book of Life"
    "The Boxtrolls"
    "How to Train Your Dragon 2" (* WINNER)

    "The Lego Movie"
    Best director
    Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
    Ava DuVernay, "Selma"
    David Fincher, "Gone Girl"
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Birdman"
    Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" (* WINNER)
    Best screenplay
    Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
    Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl" 
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Birdman" (* WINNER)

    Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
    Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game"
    Best original score
    Alexandre Desplat, "The Imitation Game"
    Johann Johannsson, "The Theory of Everything" (*WINNER)

    Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, "Gone Girl"
    Antonio Sanchez, "Birdman"
    Hans Zimmer, "Interstellar"
    Best original song
    "Big Eyes," from "Big Eyes"
    "Glory," from "Selma" (*WINNER)

    "Mercy Is," from "Noah"
    "Opportunity," from "Annie"
    "Yellow Flicker Beat," from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I"
    Best foreign language film
    "Force Majeure Turist" (Sweden)
    "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett" (Israel)
    "Ida" (Poland/Denmark)
    "Leviathan" (Russia) (* WINNER)

    "Tangerines Mandariinid" (Estonia)
    Best TV series -- drama
    "The Affair(* WINNER)
    "Downton Abbey"
    "Game of Thrones"
    "The Good Wife"
    "House of Cards"
    Best actor in a TV series -- drama
    Clive Owen, "The Knick"
    Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan" 
    Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" (* WINNER)

    James Spader, "The Blacklist"
    Dominic West, "The Affair"
    Best actress in a TV series -- drama
    Claire Danes, "Homeland"
    Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
    Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
    Ruth Wilson, "The Affair" (* WINNER)

    Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
    Best TV series -- comedy
    "Jane the Virgin"
    "Orange is the New Black"
    "Silicon Valley"
    "Transparent" (*WINNER)
    Best actor in a TV series -- comedy
    Louis C.K., "Louie"
    Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
    Ricky Gervais, "Derek"
    William H. Macy, "Shameless"
    Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent" (* WINNER)
    Best actress in a TV series -- comedy
    Lena Dunham, "Girls"
    Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
    Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin" 
    Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"
    Best TV movie or miniseries
    "Fargo" (*WINNER)
    "The Missing"
    "The Normal Heart"
    "Olive Kitteridge"
    "True Detective"
    Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie
    Martin Freeman, "Fargo"
    Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"
    Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
    Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"
    Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo" (*WINNER)
    Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman" (* WINNER)
    Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
    Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
    Frances O'Connor, "The Missing"
    Allison Tolman, "Fargo"
    Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie
    Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart" (* WINNER)
    Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"
    Colin Hanks, "Fargo"
    Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
    Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"
    Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie
    Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"
    Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
    Allison Janney, "Mom"
    Michelle Monaghan, "True Detective"
    Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" (*WINNER)

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