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Elton John’s Reaction To Taron Egerton Winning Golden Globe


If you had any uncertainty that Sir Elton John and Taron Egerton were besties after Rocketman, well, this will change your mind. Cameras caught Elton’s reaction to Egerton, 30, winning best actor in a motion picture (comedy or musical) at the Golden Globes, and it was the purest moment of the night.

Taron beat Daniel Craig (Knives Out), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name) to clinch the coveted prize at the 77th Golden Globes, which took place overnight in California. And as the Welsh actor’s name was announced, it was Elton who had the most excited reaction.


pic.twitter.com/FRTBh6h70w— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 6, 2020 The 72-year-old cheered and waved his fists in the air, before jumping up and yep, you guessed it, cheering some more.

Hilariously, the Tiny Dancer singer was left hanging as he held out his arms for a hug, with Taron heading off to accept his award after embracing girlfriend Emily Thomas.

We see how it is – you win a Golden Globe, you’re too good for Elton, eh? Taron did, however, make it up to his cinematic alter ego as he thanked the music legend on stage.

First reaching out to the other actors in the category, he said: ‘I’m therefore honoured to be nominated alongside a bunch of legitimate icons’, before saying: ‘This role has changed my life.

It’s been the best experience of my life.’ And he wrapped up his speech by saying: ‘To Elton John, thank you for the music, thank you for living life less ordinary, and thank you for being my friend’ – before dedicating the award to his mother.

Elton and Taron became close friends after Egerton was chosen to play the icon in Rocketman, with Taron previously telling The Wrap: ‘We really sort of fell in love as friends.

I think that really informed and fed into my portrayal of him because I cared about him.’

And on the Globes red carpet, Taron joked about Elton’s potty mouth as he revealed the advice he gave him before filming. The Kingsman actor told E!’s Ryan Seacrest: ‘He told me not to sound like him, he told me to take it my own. ‘And he told me a lot of things that don’t bear repeating on camera because that's his way.’

It was a good night elsewhere for Elton, as he and songwriting Bernie Taupin won the best original song award for I’m Gonna Love Me Again from Rocketman.