U2 Win Golden Globe for ‘Ordinary Love’ from ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

2013-01-13

Story by Anne Erickson

U2 snag Best Original Song 2014 Golden Globe for ‘Ordinary Love’

U2 took home a Golden Globe awards Sunday (Jan. 12), fending off competition from big names such as Justin Timberlake, Coldplay and Taylor Swift to nab the second Golden Globe trophy of their career. Bono and company swept onto the stage and grabbed the trophy for Best Original Song for “Ordinary Love,” the song they penned for the film. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

Accepting the award, Bono said, “This was personal,” noting U2’s long friendship and work with the late Nelson Mandela of South Africa. “You know about the global statesman, you don’t know about the man. That’s why you should see this film,” he added.

Backstage, U2 bass player Adam Clayton publically thanked Coldplay frontman Chris Martin for being “an early adopter” of “Ordinary Love” and helping them to “get it into the shape it was in (for) the film.” Coldplay was actually up for the same award for their tune “Atlas” from the film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

U2 guitarist The Edge added that the band halted production on their upcoming album to create “Ordinary Love.”

“We’re getting back to it now and we’re really excited about what we’ve got going,” The Edge said regarding the upcoming release, which is expected to arrive early this year.

Meanwhile, 30 Second to Mars frontman Jared Leto also took home a Golden Globe. His was for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”




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