Oscars: Common and John Legend win Best Original Song for ‘Glory’ from ‘Selma’

As 27 of our 29 Oscar Experts predicted, Common and John Legend won the Best Original Song Oscar Sunday night. Their tune “Glory” from the 1960s historical drama “Selma” brought the first nomination and victory for both men.

After wins at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, this song was the overwhelming choice to prevail with 2/11 odds. It was also predicted by six of our seven Editors, 22 of our Top 24 Users, and 84% of our overall Users.

The song “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie” was in the second spot with 20/1 odds. Written by Shawn Patterson, it had the support of Kevin Polowy (Yahoo).

Tied with that tune at 20/1 was “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” It was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond and had the backing of Scott Feinberg (The Hollywood Reporter).

Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois contended with the song “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” with 50/1 odds in fourth place.

Seven-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren was the only person in this category who had previously been nominated. Her song “Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights” was in fifth at 100/1.

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