It is a stunning song, there is no question, and there could not have been a more fitting tribute to the power of Selma than what John Legend and Common delivered with Glory.
Glory has gone down in history as an Academy Award winning song and made Legend and Common Oscar winners.
And if there was an Oscar for Best Oscar Performance That Had the Crowd in Tears, it would go to Common and Legend. They not only brought the house down with their rap-gospel hybrid of inspiration, but also had many in attendance weeping.
There was Oprah and her Selma co-star David Oyelowo (who played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the movie that suffered more than its share of Oscar snubs) shaken in the best of ways.
And what about that shot of Chris Pine, clearly beyond moved at the magical moment he just witnessed?
Let’s watch it again.
Selma is out in theaters now and is one of our top 15 of 2014.