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Oscars: 'Glory' wins in original song category

Los Angeles: John Legend and Common's music and lyrics in 'Glory' from the film 'Selma' received the Oscar for Best Original Song category at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night.

Also read: 87th Academy Awards 2015 - The Oscar winners list

Musicians Common (L) and John Legend perform the song 'Glory' (Selma) on stage  at the 87th Oscars. Pic/AFP
Musicians Common (L) and John Legend perform the song 'Glory' (Selma) on stage at the 87th Oscars. Pic/AFP 

The song performed by Legend and Common was co-written by Che Smith. The number was also performed at the Oscars ceremony here.

The other nominations in the category were Shawn Patterson for for 'Everything Is Awesome' from 'The Lego Movie', Diane Warren for 'Grateful' from 'Beyond the Lights', Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond for 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' from 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me' and Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois for 'Lost Stars' from 'Begin Again'.

Photos: Hollywood celebs at Oscars 2015 red carpet 

The Best Original Score went to Alexandre Desplat for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. Desplat was also nominated for the film 'The Imitation Game' in the Best Original Score caregory along with Hans Zimmer for 'Interstellar', Gary Yershon for 'Mr. Turner' and Johann Johannsson for the 'The Theory of Everything'.

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