The ballad “Glory,” by John Legend and rapper-actor Common, who also portrays the Rev. James Bevel in the movie, also won a best song Golden Globe on Sunday. The movie also had been Golden Globe-nominated for best picture, best director (Ava DuVernay) and best actor/drama (David Oyelowo) but did not repeat the actor and director nominations when Oscar nods were announced Thursday morning.
The film tells the story of the Selma-to-Montgomery march movement led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Atlanta civil rights heroes including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, the Rev. C.T. Vivian and the late Revs. Hosea Williams and Ralph David Abernathy.