Could Common & John Legend Win An Oscar for 'Glory'?
. (Radio.com) On Sunday night, among all the gawking at dresses on the red carpet, snarking on celebrities from the stage, a little bit of Golden Globes history was made. Common and John Legend's "Glory," from the Martin Luther King biopic Selma, won Best Original Song, marking the first time a hip-hop artist has received that award.
That may seem a bit odd, as even the somewhat more stodgy Academy Awards has honored hip-hop twice: Eminem's "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile won an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2002, and Three 6 Mafia won in the same category in 2005 for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle and Flow.
But neither of those won Golden Globes; "Lose Yourself" was nominated, but lost to U2's "The Hands That Built America" from Gangs of New York, and "Pimp" didn't even get a Golden Globe nomination in 2005 (the year that "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," sung by Emmylou Harris for the film Brokeback Mountain, won).
But how often does the Best Original Song winner at the Golden Globes take home the same honor at the Oscars? The award has been given out at the Globes annually since 1965 (the Academy Awards have been giving out the award since 1934). Since then, the same song has won both trophies 28 times, about 50 percent of the time.
Much of the overlap came in the '80s and '90s, when the ceremonies shared Best Original Song winner every year except for two. First, in 1990, when Jon Bon Jovi's Globe winning "Blaze of Glory" from Young Guns II lost the Oscar to Stephen Sondheim's "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" (sung by Madonna, from the Dick Tracy film).
And who could forget 1998, when Quest for Camelot's "The Prayer" (written by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager and Alberto Testa, and performed by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli) won the Golden Globe but was shut out at the Oscars by The Prince Of Egypt's "When You Believe" (written by Stephen Schwarz and sung by the diva-riffic team of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey).
Since 2000, only four songs have taken both awards: Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys in 2000, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King's "Into the West" (by Howard Shore, Fran Walsh and Annie Lennox) in 2003, Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett's "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart in 2009, and Adele and Paul Epworth's Skyfall from the James Bond film of the same name in 2012.
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