Common and John Legend’s week keeps getting better. Fresh off their Golden Globe win, the rapper and singer have been nominated for an Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards.
They will compete against “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, and “Lost Stars” from Begin Again.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 15, 2015
They took to Twitter to share their happiness for the nomination, which was announced on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
— COMMON (@common) January 15, 2015
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 15, 2015
On Sunday, the pair won Best Original Song at the Golden Globes, beating out fellow nominees including Lorde and Lana Del Rey.
Rita Ora, who recorded the Diane Warren-penned “Grateful” for Beyond the Lights, also acknowledged the Academy for the nomination. If the song wins, only the songwriter(s) will receive the award.
The oscars. Wow thank you for this nomination me and diane_warren have had the best time recording… https://t.co/VgNmcSM9K0
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) January 15, 2015
The 87th Academy Awards will air live on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. on ABC. See a full list of nominees here.