Elton John and Rocketman triumph at the 2020 Golden Globes with two awards

6 January 2020, 07:34 | Updated: 6 January 2020, 09:51

Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Taron Egerton won Golden Globes for Rocketman
Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Taron Egerton won Golden Globes for Rocketman. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Sir Elton John earned a standing ovation at last night's Golden Globe Awards, after winning a prize for an original song in his biopic Rocketman.

Rocketman - a musical biopic about Sir Elton - took home two awards at the 2020 Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Sir Elton and Bernie Taupin won best film song for their Rocketman track 'I'm Gonna Love Me Again'.

Welsh actor Taron Egerton - who played Sir Elton in the film - was named best actor in a musical or comedy, and said the film had been "the best experience of my life".

Taron Egerton after winning his Golden Globe
Taron Egerton after winning his Golden Globe. Picture: Getty

He said to the audience: "This role has changed my life, it's been the best experience of my life, it's been such a joyous thing. To Elton John, thank you for the music, for living a life less ordinary and thank you for being my friend."

And it's fair to say, Elton's reaction to Taron winning was pure joy:

Elton cheering on Taron
Elton cheering on Taron. Picture: NBC

Meanwhile, British director Sam Mendes received two awards for his World War I epic 1917, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's sitcom Fleabag won two prizes, while Olivia Colman won for playing The Queen in The Crown.

Olivia Colman won for playing The Queen in The Crown
Olivia Colman won for playing The Queen in The Crown. Picture: Getty

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was the biggest overall winner, with Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino both being winners on the night.

Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor in a movie drama for Joker, while Renee Zellweger won the female award for playing Judy Garland in Judy.

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