Featuring:Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), John Legend (Selma), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman),Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything), Graham
Moore (The Imitation Game), and Laura Poitras (CitizenFour).
Selma is now. Because the struggle for justice is right now…we know that right now the struggle for freedom and justice is real…there are more black men under incarceration today then there were slaves in 1850.
John Legend’s using his acceptance speech for “Glory” to drop some harsh truth
“Glory” from “Selma” won Best Original Song at the 2015 Oscars on Sunday night, beating out “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” “Grateful” from “Beyond The Lights,” “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” and “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again.”
We wrote this film for events that happened 50 years ago but we say that Selma is now. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men incarcerated today than were in slavery in 1850.