The movie “Selma,” which filmed largely in metro Atlanta, is up for two Academy Awards tonight: best original song for the John Legend-Common ballad “Glory” and best picture.
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“Glory” won a best-song Golden Globe and is a favorite for that Oscar category.
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With so many great films nominated, the movie itself is up against formidable competition.
The film tells the story of the Selma-to-Montgomery march movement led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Atlanta civil rights heroes including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young, the Rev. C.T. Vivian and the late Revs. Hosea Williams and Ralph David Abernathy.
Here’s a look back at the AJC’s extensive coverage of “Selma.”
Selma’s” $10+ million economic impact in Georgia
“Selma” premiers in Selma
Rev. C.T. Vivian salutes American Baptist College amid heritage honor, “Selma” role
My interview with director Ana DuVernay, star David Oyelowo and other cast members along with U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who is portrayed in the film
My interview with former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, who also is portrayed in the film
My interview with Trinity Simone, 12, of Kennesaw, who plays one of the four girls killed in a Birmingham church bombing, portrayed in the movie
Rev. Bernice King says “Selma” is an incredible movie but doesn’t get everything 100% right
Oprah Winfrey, who served as a producer and cast member for “Selma,” discusses the movie with Ellen DeGeneres
Oyelowo discusses connection from Selma to Ferguson