Elton John Scores 2020 Oscars Nomination With 'Rocketman' Song
By Regina Star
January 13, 2020
Elton John has been nominated for another Oscar!
John and his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin’s song, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman, garnered a nomination at the 92nd Academy Awards for Best Original Song. With it, the legendary musician could bring home his second Academy Award of his career, and Taupin his first. (Fans will recall, John won the 1994 trophy for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King.)
Other competitors in the best song category this year include “I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4, “I'm Standing With You” from Breakthrough, “Into The Unknown” from Frozen 2, and “Stand Up” from Harriet.
The Rocketman tune has already become an early favorite this awards season, having swept its competition by claiming the Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Satellite Award, and Golden Globe for Best Song. "Everyone involved in this film... it was one of the most emotional moments of my life. It's the first time I've ever won an award with [Taupin] ever. We never won a GRAMMY. We never won anything together except for this, and I am so happy,” John said while accepting the Golden Globe.
Taupin added: "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, and it's a relationship that doesn't happen much in this town. It's a 52-year-old marriage, so, thank you."
The 2020 Oscars ceremony will take place on February 9, airing live on ABC from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater. (See the nominees here.)
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