Although the win was a monumental moment for the MLK film, it was Common’s acceptance speech referencing civil rights, protests against police brutality, and racial injustice that stole the show. As he accepted his Golden Globe, Common stated:
“The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was 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 who was 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 awakened my humanity.”
This is both Common and John Legend’s first Golden Globe nomination and win. Congrats to them both.
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