Elton John and Rocketman triumph at the 2020 Golden Globes with two awards
6 January 2020, 07:34 | Updated: 6 January 2020, 09:51
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.
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".
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:
HOW YOU GONNA LEAVE ELTON JOHN HANGING AFTER WINNING AN AWARD FOR PLAYING ELTON JOHN pic.twitter.com/FRTBh6h70w— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 6, 2020
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.
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.