Moments before winning the Oscar for best original song, Common and John Legend took the stage for a rousing performance of “Glory,” replete with backing choir and powerful imagery that recreated the march on Selma. Their performance got a standing ovation, but, even more conspicuously, it summoned some serious waterworks from the crowd.
So, so many tears. Here’s the classy David Oyelowo sharing a moment with Oprah:
And, here, somewhat randomly, is Chris Pine with a single, solemn tear:
Suffice to say this performance got a bit more of a response than “Everything Is Awesome.”