Elton John Nominated For Oscar

By mporter on January 14, 2020
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 16: Elton John performs live on stage at iHeartRadio ICONS with Elton John: Celebrating The Launch Of Elton John’s Autobiography, “Me” at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on October 16, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

By: Madeleine Porter 

The Rocket Man does it again with yet another Oscar nomination. Elton John’s song “I’m Gonna

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 04: (L-R) Elton John, Taron Egerton… (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Love Me Again”, written for the film Rocketman, has been nominated for Best Original Song by the Oscar committee. John’s duet with movie star Taron Egerton played over the closing credits and is the only time in Rocketman where John’s voice is heard. 

To be nominated for this specific Oscar, the songwriter must write the song for a particular film. Additionally, the rules set by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences state for it to be considered a film, it must have a seven-day run in a commercial theater in the Los Angeles area in order to be considered


Other nominations for best Original Song include:

Randy Newman for “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” from “Toy Story 4”

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 11: Composer Randy Newman attends the world premiere of Disney and Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Diane Warren for “I’m Standing With You,” from “Breakthrough”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 11: Songwriter Diane Warren attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox’s “Breakthrough” at Westwood Regency Theater on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Into the Unknown,” from “Frozen 2”

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Songwriter Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez…(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo for “Stand Up,” from “Harriet.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 24: Joshuah Brian Campbell attends the “Harriet” New York Screening at The Roxy Hotel on October 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 29: Cynthia Erivo attends the premiere of Focus Features’ “Harriet” at The Orpheum Theatre on October 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)

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