The 72-year-old legendary musician beat out the likes of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin — his longtime collaborator — took home the award for Best Original Song at the 77th Golden Globes. The recognition was awarded to the original track from John’s musical biopic “Rocketman.” Titled “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” the song was performed by john and actor Taron Egerton who played a younger version of him in the film.
Nominees in the same category included Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber “Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats), Beyoncé’s, “Spirit” (The Lion King), Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s “Into the Unknown” (Frozen II), and Cynthia Erivo’s “Stand Up” (Harriet).
Rocketman continued to win big at the awards ceremony held on Monday, January 6 with Egerton taking home the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy” award. He competed against Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”), Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”) and Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”).
Prior to the ceremony, John spoke to Variety about being nominated for best original song saying:
“I’m very happy because I’m nominated with Bernie. I never get nominated with Bernie for anything. That makes it very special.”
“I’m elated ‘Rocketman’ has three nominations. It’s fantastic,” the English singer added.
Rocketman followed in the footsteps of Bohemian Rhapsody, which also won big during last year’s Golden Globes. The musical biopic about Freddie Mercury and the iconic band Queen bagged the best actor award for Rami Malek and Best Motion Picture.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.