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Citizenfour at Oscars 2015 Journalist Glenn Greenwald stands stage center as Citizenfour gets the Oscar for Best Documentary.

TED was well-represented at the 87th annual Academy Awards last night.

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for Citizenfour, and brought journalist Glenn Greenwald (watch his TED Talk) onstage with her to accept the award. The film dives into the world of Edward Snowden (watch his Q&A at TED2014), even showing him in the hotel room in Hong Kong where he first revealed his information to Greenwald. “Thank you to Edward Snowden for his courage,” said Poitras in her acceptance speech. “I share this with Glenn Greenwald and the other journalists who are exposing truth.”

Later, John Legend (watch his TED Talk) and Common’s performance of the original song “Glory” received a tearful standing ovation. The song was written for the movie Selma

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