“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.