Twenty-five years after winning his
first Oscar, out singer-songwriter Elton John on Sunday won the best
original song award at the Academy Awards.
John's “I'm Gonna Love Me Again”
from his own biopic, Rocketman, took home the prize.
John won an Oscar for “Can You Feel
the Love Tonight?” from The Lion King in 1995. He shared the
award with lyricist Tim Rice.
Sunday's Oscar win was his first with
his primary lyricist Bernie Taupin.
“Thank you to Bernie, who has been
the constant thing in my life – when I was screwed up, when I was
normal, he's always been there for me,” John said in accepting the
award. “This is a dream for us. We've never been nominated before
for anything like this.”
Taupin called the award “just
justification for 53 years of just hammering it out and doing what we