Common and John Legend’s grasping for “Glory” for the Selma soundtrack has earned the G.O.O.D. Music artists their first Golden Globe awards tonight (Jan. 12). Taking home the trophy for “Best Original Song,” they were presented with the win by none other than Prince. Fitting for the moment and social climate, Common – who also starred in the film – addressed the country’s heightened tensions in his speech. “The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this is bigger than a movie,” he said. “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 reporter, 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.” SEE ALSO: Review: Martin Luther King Jr. Isn’t The Man You Thought You Knew In Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ John Legend expressed his support for the current widespread protests taking place after the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and other victims. He expressed a hope that “Glory” would inspire their movement. “We still are in solidarity with those that are out there fighting for justice right now and we’re so grateful to write this song hopefully as an inspiration to them.” Several stars took to social media to congratulate Common and Legend, including Jay Z and fellow G.O.O.D. Music cohort, Big Sean:
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) January 12, 2015
#GOOD w/ the Golden Globe! So major! Congrats to my bros @common n @johnlegend! http://t.co/iavet4fvkF
— Big Sean (@BigSean) January 12, 2015
Watch Common and John Legend accept their Golden Globe award above.