Elton John & Bernie Taupin nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars

music news 14/01/2020

The 2020 Oscar nominations have been announced and among the nominees include Elton John and Bernie Taupin in the Best Original Song category.

The pair wrote (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again for John's Rocketman biopic film. You can hear John and actor Taron Egerton (who portrayed as Elton John in the film) duet during the closing credits. It is also the only part of the film where you can hear John's vocals.

Listen to the track below.

For this category, only songs written for a film are deemed eligible. John and Taupin will be up against four other nominees. You can see the list below.

  • Randy Newman ("I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4)
  • Diane Warren ("I'm Standing With You" from Breakthrough), 
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez ("Into The Unknown" from Frozen II)
  • Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo ("Stand Up" from Harriet).

Just last week, John's Rocketman film picked up two Golden Globes, one for the same song and another for Egerton for Best Performance by an Actor (Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category).

The Oscars Awards will be held on 9th February.