Common’s acceptance speech referencing civil rights, protests against police brutality, and racial injustice that was this award’s show focal point. As he accepted his Golden Globe, Common stated:
“The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know the people of the Civil Rights Movement, I realized I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter who was killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers, murdered in the line of duty. ‘Selma’ has awakened my humanity.”
From the motion picture Selma – a song spoken full of words of our history, humanly freedom and civil rights.