Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Elton John Wants An Oscar: “Rocketman” Will Get Huge Boost When Singer Plays Greek Theater Next Month


“Rocketman” is poised for an Oscar campaign.

To kick it off, Sir Elton John has added a surprise appearance at the Greek Theater on October 17th. The show is billed as “Rocketman: Live in Concert” with the movie’s star, Taron Egerton, appearing and singing with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra.

You can bet there will be Academy voters, Hollywood press, and so on for what should be a memorable and historic night.

“Rocketman” will be looking for Best Song, Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Original Screenplay, and Best Score among other nods. They should be a shoo-in for the Golden Globes in Musical/Comedy. Egerton will also be on a Rami Malek-like track for Best Actor.

Sir Elton has an embarrassment of riches. In addition to Best Song for “Rocketman”– “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.” He also has a great song in “The Lion King.” But I think he’s going to push the former.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News