ROCKETMAN

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”
Music by Elton John
Lyric by Bernie Taupin

Shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight embarks on a career in music, transforming into international superstar Elton John, an iconic figure in pop culture.

FRONT-RUNNER

Elton John is a huge international star that is beloved by millions. Saying his song is a front-runner just for that initial fact is no stretch of the imagination. Add to that, his song has been winning in other venues, including the Golden Globes, and it is definitely the odds-on favorite to win. Personally, I do adhere to the love. Not being a huge Elton John fan, I see the song for what’s it worth. Granted, the entire category is not very inspired, but the “Rocketman” song in particular is lost on me. Now, the only thing that points toward an upset here is the fact that “Rocketman” missed out on other categories this year like Best Actor in a Leading Role for Taron Egerton and even Best Costume Design. That tells me it didn’t have as much support as you’d expect. That being said, unless somehow “Frozen II” or “Harriet” get some support behind it, which their support are both dwindling, I would not expect an anything to be able to upset it.

Elton John

1994 (67th)Best Original Song
(“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”)
“The Lion King”WON
1994 (67th)Best Original Song
(“Circle Of Life”)
“The Lion King”NOMINEE
1994 (67th)Best Original Song
(“Hakuna Matata”)
“The Lion King”NOMINEE

Bernie Taupin

NONE

RELEASE DATE
May 22, 2019

DIRECTOR
Dexter Fletcher

SCREENPLAY
Lee Hall

STUDIO
Paramount Pictures

R
(for language throughout, some drug use and sexual content)

BIOGRAPHY
DRAMA
MUSIC
MUSICAL

121 minutes

OSCARS CHALLENGE
Viewed on February 4, 2020
Streamed to MacBook Pro

FILMS LEFT

12

DAYS LEFT

6

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