"Glory" from "Selma" took home the Oscar for best original song Sunday night, resulting in an emotional evening inside Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.
John Legend and Common performed "Glory" at the 87th Oscars, taking the stage with a powerful choir. Their performance clearly captured the emotion of the civil rights film, as the song ended in a standing ovation from the crowd.
Oprah Winfrey, who co-starred in and co-created the film, was seen wiping tears from star David Oyelowo's face. Chris Pine teared up as well.
"Forty-seven years ago the Oscars telecast was postponed for the first time in history...out of respect for Dr. Martin Luther King who was gunned down four days before the ceremony," Oscar winner Octavia Spencer addressed the crowd before introducing the performance. "Tonight, 50 years after Dr. King's march through Selma, Alabama, two artists have joined forces to create a song that speaks to the struggles that continue to this day."
John Travolta and Idina Menzel then presented Common and Legend with the best original song award.
During his speech, Common exclaimed, "Recently John and I got to go to Selma and perform on the same bridge that Dr. king and the people of the civil rights movement marched on...this bridge is now a symbol for change. The spirit of this bridge transcends race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and social status...this bridge was built on hope, welded with compassion, and elevated by love for all human beings."
Definitely one of the most emotional Oscar moments of the evening! Check out the performance below: