The 72nd Golden Globe Awards took a political turn when Common and John Legend were awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for their track 'Glory' from the movie 'Selma,' which depicts Martin Luther King's campaign for equal voting rights with a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1955.

Common made a very emotional speech when accepting  the Golden Globe for Best Original Song 

After being presented with the prestigious honour, Common made reference to the killing of the unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as the killing of two police officers in Brooklyn, N.Y., late last year.

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"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," the hip-hop star said during his acceptance speech.

"I realize I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom," he added. "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."

This isn't the first time a celebrity has spoken up about the killing of of unarmed black men by white police officers.

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Just last month Samuel L. Jackson uploaded a video via Facebook, in which he called upon all celebs who took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomena to sing the same song sung by many during demonstrations held in New York in protest of the verdict not to take a white police officer to trial after killing Eric Garner, 43, who is a father of six, by putting an illegal chokehold on him while he was being arrested.