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02/22/2015 11:06 pm ET Updated Feb 26, 2015

Common & John Legend's Powerful 'Glory' Performance Gets Standing Ovation At Oscars

Common and John Legend provided Sunday's Oscars with its most powerful moment: a performance of "Glory" that brought the entire Dolby Theatre to its feet.

To celebrate "Selma" and their Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, the duo took the stage in front of a group of singers and projected imagery of the Selma-to-Montgomery march depicted in "Selma."

Following the performance, the crowd gave Common and Legend a standing ovation. "Selma" star David Oyelowo was shown crying, as was Chris Pine.

The anthem about racial injustice -- which touches on everything from the civil rights movement of the 1960s to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri -- won Best Original Song shortly after the performance. Other nominees in the category include "Grateful" by Diane Warren for "Beyond the Lights"; "Everything Is Awesome" by Shawn Patterson for "The Lego Movie"; "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," by Glenn Campbell and Julian Raymond for "I'll Be Me"; and "Lost Stars" by Danielle Brisebois and Gregg Alexander for "Begin Again."

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