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John Legend and Common take Best Song Oscar

By | Published on Monday 23 February 2015

The Oscars

So, Oscars night then – movies, movies, movies – but what was happening musically speaking? Well, musicals mainly, with Lady Gaga doing ‘The Sound Of Music’ and host Neil Patrick Harris performing a bespoke musical theatre number for any Tony Awards fans who had accidentally tuned in.

But what about the actual musical award winners, they’re the only people we really care about, right? Well, Alexandre Desplat took the prize for Best Original Score for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, while the Best Song gong went to John Legend and Common for ‘Glory’, the theme song from ‘Selma’, the historical drama focused on the 1960s civil rights movement, in which Common also acted.

So there we go. Well done one and all. And well done to Hollywood for staging a fine warm-up gig to this week’s main event, it’s only the bloody Brits on Wednesday!