AceShowbiz - It's already a big night for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and "Rocketman" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. Both movies have earned two prizes at the Sunday, January 5 event, with Brad Pitt's and Taron Egerton's win each in acting category.
Pitt edged out Tom Hanks ("A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"), Anthony Hopkins ("The Two Popes"), Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, who both star in "The Irishman", for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture title. In his speech, the 56-year-old recognized the work of his fellow nominees, noting that they were "like gods" to him when he got his start as a young actor. Pitt also paid homage to his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio and the movie's director Quentin Tarantino, who earlier in the night won an award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture.
It's the second Golden Globe Award in acting category for Pitt. He previously won in the same category for his role in "12 Monkeys" in 1996. He additionally scored a Golden Globe as a producer of "12 Years a Slave", which was named Best Motion Picture - Drama in 2014.
Egerton, meanwhile, nabbed Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Elton John in "Rocketman". He won the title over DiCaprio ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"), Daniel Craig ("Knives Out"), Roman Griffin Davis ("Jojo Rabbit") and Eddie Murphy ("Dolemite Is My Name").
The British actor thanked his mother in his acceptance speech, saying, "This one's for you." He also gave a shout-out to Elton John, "Thank you for living a life less ordinary." It was his first win for his first nomination at the Golden Globe Awards.
Earlier that night, the real Elton John was awarded with Best Original Song - Motion Picture for the movie's soundtrack "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again", which he co-wrote with Bernie Taupin.
Also already bagging an award from the ceremony were Laura Dern ("Marriage Story") for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture, Sam Mendes for Best Director - Motion Picture ("1917") and Hildur Guonadottir for Best Original Score - Motion Picture ("Joker"). "Missing Link" was additionally named Best Motion Picture - Animated, while "Parasite" (South Korea) grabbed Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language.
More winners will be announced at the event, which is still underway at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.