Best: Common and John Legend's Moving Performance of 'Glory'
In a night full of stirring musical performances, Common and John Legend's powerful rendition of "Glory" from the movie Selma proved to be a highlight. Standing in front of a set of the Edmund Pettus Bridge among a chorus of people dressed like marchers, the performance recognized not only the biggest hit among the Best Song nominees, but also the most poignant. Legend's a cappella crooning at the close was especially wrenching for its minimal, emotional rawness, triggering the biggest standing ovation of the night – plus plenty of tears, as the camera panned over actors David Oyelowo and Chris Pine in the audience. "Selma is now," said Legend as he and his musical partner accepted the award for Best Song. "Because the struggle for justice is now."