The entire band accepted the award, albeit from Beverly Hills and this is what they had to say:
“Wow. Wow wow wow. This is amazing.
We have been working for President Mandela since the seventies, since we were teenagers, when we did our very first concert against the Apartheid movement, so it’s taken us 35 years to write this song,” says guitarist The Edge.
“This really is personal for us very, very personal,” says Bono, lead singer of U2.
“This man turned our life upside down, right side up, a man who refused to hate not because he didn’t have rage or anger or these things, but that he thought love would do a better job,” he added.
This film is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography, which he was imprisonment on Robben Island for 27 years before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.