British lyricist Bernie Taupin had a message for the Grammys after his Oscar triumph.
Sir Elton John, 72, and Taupin, 69, scooped best original song for their Rocketman track (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, at the Academy Awards.
But they have never won a Grammy together, despite individual wins for Sir Elton.
Taupin told BBC Breakfast that the Academy Award was something of a vindication.
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Wow, yes we did it!! So beyond blown away with this extraordinary honor to our legacy. It will take me days to respond to the amazing shout outs of love to this award. So thankful for our fans and our @rocketmanmovie family @eltonjohn @paramountpics @davidfurnish @heathertaupin and a very special thank you to @giorgioarmani @martinkatzjewels for making me feel like a winner
“The Grammys can take this and you know where they can put it,” he said, holding his statuette.
He said of his partnership with Sir Elton: “Fifty three years is a pretty extraordinary achievement.
“It’s like an adventure. The adventure is…. discovering new worlds all the time and we’ve done that all through all our lives.”