Taron Egerton and Elton John Win Golden Globes for 'Rocketman'

The biopic scores a few upsets on Sunday night

January 6, 2020
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Rocketman, the fantasy-filled biopic about the life of Elton John took home two awards on Sunday night at the Golden Globes, beating out both Beyoncé and Leonardo DiCaprio in respective categories.

Taron Egerton took home the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, for his portrayal of the “I’m Still Standing” singer. Egerton captures the essence of Elton, from his early days as Reginald Dwight to his stadium-sized stardom, showing his battles with addiction and the relationship that helped him through.

At the center of Rocketman is John’s partnership with Bernie Taupin, the lyricist and friend that helped him out of his darkest days. It’s a collaboration that scored once again on Sunday night, with the pair picking up the award for Best Original Song.

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” was written by John and Taupin and performed by Elton alongside Egerton. The song topped Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s collaboration “Beautiful Ghosts” from Cats, and Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from The Lion King.

Elton John last won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song 25 years ago in 1995, for his work on “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” with Tim Rice for the original edition of The Lion King.

Rocketman was released in May, and went on to rack up over 96 million dollars at the domestic box office, gaining over 195 million dollars worldwide.

Elton John has two songs on the shortlist for the upcoming Oscar nominations, with "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" once again up for consideration along with a song he worked on for the new edition of The Lion King.

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