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News |  23 Feb 2015 18:34 |  By IANS

Oscars: 'Glory' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' win in original song and score category

MUMBAI: 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 at Los Angeles on Sunday night.

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

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’.

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’.

During Oscars, Lady Gaga paid a tribute to the hit musical ‘The Sound Of Music’ which completed its 50th anniversary. She performed on the stage in the presence of veteran actress Julie Andrews. She sang a melody of songs from the 1965 film, including ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Edelweiss’ and ‘Climb Every Mountain’.

The film's star, Julie Andrews, joined Gaga on stage, and her arrival was met with a standing ovation.