Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom received a coveted Oscar nomination for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) for the song Ordinary Love, which was composed especially for the film by musical band U2.
U2 have been close to the Mandela cause for more than 35 years and writing the song for the film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was a work of passion and a very personal labour of love for them.
“The Oscar nomination for Ordinary Love is really well deserved. We congratulate them on this accolade. Bono and U2 composed and performed a brilliant song which they put their heart and soul into. This is indicative of the bond they have had with Madiba, supporting the anti-apartheid movement in Ireland and the global 46664 anti-HIV/AIDS campaign,” comments Anant Singh, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Producer.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom received the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, also for Ordinary Love.