“Rocketman” Wins 2 Golden Globes
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Elton John’s 2019 musical fantasy biopic “Rocketman” bagged two wins from last night’s 77th Golden Globes ceremony. Taron Egerton won Best Performance by an Actor Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and soundtrack “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” written by John and longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin took home Best Original Song – Motion Picture. It was the only new track penned for the movie and also the only one to feature Elton John’s vocals along with Egerton.
The film also received a third nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy but Rocketman lost to Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
Ahead of the ceremony, Elton John posted a photo of him and Taron Egerton at BAFTA’s Tea Party. He captioned it with, “So happy that Taron has received nominations for both the @goldenglobes and @sagawards for his transcendent performance in @rocketmanmovie. He put his heart and soul into the role, acting and singing brilliantly. He showed boundless talent and courage and I’m so proud of him.”
During his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Egerton said: “This role has changed my life, it’s been the best experience of my life, it’s been such a joyous thing.” He then added: “To Elton John, thank you for the music, thank you for living a life less ordinary, and thank you for being my friend.”
HOW YOU GONNA LEAVE ELTON JOHN HANGING AFTER WINNING AN AWARD FOR PLAYING ELTON JOHN pic.twitter.com/FRTBh6h70w
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