‘Rocketman’ was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards this year and walked away with two of them.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin accepted the award for the Best Original Song together. The two won the award for their song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” which was performed the movies lead actor Taron Egerton.
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” took the Golden Globe over Beyoncé’s “Spirit” (The Lion King), “Into the Unknown” (Frozen II), Cynthia Erivo’s “Stand Up” (Harriet), and Taylor Swift’s Andrew Lloyd Webber collaboration “Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats).
The Golden Globe award is the first award that the two have ever won together. What made the award truly special for Taupin was that it was based on something greater than a movie.
“This is really sweet because this is not just about a song we wrote for a movie, this is a song we wrote for a movie which deals with our relationship. It’s a relationship that doesn’t happen very much in this town. It’s a 52-year-old marriage, so, thank you!”
Taron Egerton took home Rocketman’s second award winning the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy.
His portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman earned him the nod over other actors he referred to as “legitimate icons” during his acceptance speech.
Daniel Craig (Knives Out), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name) all lost out to Tom Egerton for the award.
The award for Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy is the one award that Rocketman missed out on.