Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin won their first Oscar for a song in the hit film Rocketman.
The Pinner-born singer-songwriter was shocked with the win which saw him and his writing partner, Bernie, up on stage collecting the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the prestigious ceremony held earlier this month (February 9).
The song, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, was performed at the Oscars by Sir Elton that night.
In his speech, he said: “Thank you to Bernie, who’s been the constant thing in my life – when I was screwed up, when I was normal, he’s always been there for me.”
Backstage he added: “This is for him; this is for my partner of 53 years. Without him I wouldn’t be here. He started the process, he gave me the lyric, without lyrics I’m nobody.”
Sir Elton had previously won the award for Can You Feel The Love Tonight in 1995 and opened up about why he was so determined to win another one.
He said he wanted to win the Oscar for everyone involved in the film and was delighted with the win due to the amount of hard work he and the team put in for the film.
Picture courtesy of Mark Ralston