If I were a betting woman, I’d wager there is a little gold man in Springfield native John Legend’s future.
Legend and Common won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Glory” from the film “Selma,” which almost guarantees he will receive an Oscar nomination.
The award was presented by Prince, which drove the audience into a bit of a frenzy.
Oakwood-raised Allison Janney didn’t win a Golden Globe for her work on CBS’ “Mom,” but her face when the Purple One walked out won the Internet.
Everyone is talking about the powerful acceptance speech Common gave for Glory, but Legend’s comments weren’t too shabby either.
“I was brought on at the last minute, but I am so honored to be a part of this amazing film that honors such amazing people who did such great work and this is so connected to what is happening right now. We are still in solidarity with those who are out there right now fighting for justice right now. And we are so grateful to write this song hopefully as an inspiration to them.”
Another area resident was remembered during one of the most poignant moments of the awards ceremony.
Jill Soloway, the creator and executive producer of the groundbreaking Amazon-produced show “Transparents,” dedicated Transparents’ Golden Globe victory for “Best TV Comedy or Musical” to Leelah Alcorn of Warren County.
“I want to thank the trans community. They are our family. They make this possible. This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn, and too many trans people who die too young.” Soloway said during her speech.
The “suicide note” and “sorry note” she posted on her blog went viral.
In it, Leelah wrote that she realized at the age of 4 she felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body.
Jeffrey Tambor plays a trans woman in Transparents. He won “Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical” for his portrayal of Maura Jeffrey.
Soloway has a transgendered parent.