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Golden Globes For Elton, Bernie, And Taron

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Rocketman nabbed two Golden Globes at last night's award ceremony.

One was for Best Original Song, (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again.

''This is the first time I’ve ever won an award with him," Elton said referring to his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, who stood beside him on stage. "We’ve never won a Grammy together, just this."

"This is really sweet, because this is not just about a song we wrote for a movie," Bernie stated. "This is a song we wrote for a movie which deals with our relationship, and it's a relationship that doesn't happen much in this town. It's a 52-year-old marriage, so, thank you."

Taron Egerton, who played the former Reg Dwight in the film, got the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award. He beat out Daniel Craig (Knives Out), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name).

At the start of his acceptance speech, Egerton called his fellow nominees "legitimate icons" and noted his role as Elton was the "best experience of my life." 

After thanking director Dexter Fletcher and producer Matthew Vaughn, the entertainer acknowledged the pop veteran, saying: "To Elton John, thank you for the music, thank you for living a life less ordinary, and thank you for being my friend."

His final thanks went to his mother in the audience, to whom he said, "This one's for you, ma'am."

Speaking to reporters backstage, Taron was asked if the songwriter offered any advice for the role.

"A lot of what Elton says you can’t actually repeat. It is quite naughty," the actor shared, before adding, "He said, 'Don’t worry about sounding exactly like me.'"

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