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Pop Maestro is ''Thrilled to Bits'' About Being a ''Golden Globe'' Contender

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The 77th annual Golden Globes ceremony will be held on the fifth of January on NBC (8 p.m ET). Elton is among those who could walk away with an award.

While The Lion King is up for Best Motion Picture - Animated, the composer himself has received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song: (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again from his Rocketman biopic.

He shares his nomination with longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin.
 
Rocketman also picked up a nod for best motion picture, musical or comedy, while Taron Egerton is up for best performance by an actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy for portraying the rocker.
 
“We are thrilled to bits that Rocketman has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards,” says Elton and his husband David Furnish — who is one of the movie’s producers — in a statement.

“We are grateful to have worked alongside so many talented artists and craftspeople to bring Elton’s extraordinary life story to the big screen,” the statement continues. “It means the world to us to have their talents recognised and honoured by the Hollywood Foreign Press.” 

The statement concludes, “We are ecstatic that Taron Egerton has been nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical. He completely immersed himself in Elton’s life and delivered a magnificently powerful performance in both acting and song.”

Taupin adds, “It’s always a thrill to be part of the Golden Globes but this year is extra special given that the song is a confirmation of Elton’s survival and attached to a movie detailing our enduring relationship.”

And Egerton notes, “The chance to share Elton’s story in this way has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I am humbled by this recognition and immensely proud of the entire filmmaking team that helped bring Rocketman to life.”

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