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Elton John is “thrilled to bits” over “Rocketman” Golden Globes nominations

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Paramount PicturesElton John‘s big year just got even bigger: His musical biopic Rocketman has received a number of Golden Globe nominations — and Elton couldn’t be happier.

As previously reported, Elton and Bernie Taupin have been nominated for their song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” which plays over the end credits of the film as a duet between Elton and Rocketman star Taron Egerton. Egerton has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, while Rocketman itself is nominated for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.

“We are thrilled to bits that Rocketman has been nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards,” says Elton and his husband David Furnish — who’s 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 recognized and honored 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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