There are sore losers and ungracious winners, but what would Elton John’s pre-Golden Globes attack on Madonna’s award prospects make him? Not psychic, apparently, because Madge did go home with a Globe for best original song in a motion picture despite the fact Elton insisted there was no “f**kin’ chance” she could win.
More unrest over Madonna’s win came from another member of team Elton during the ceremony, his husband David Furnish. Taking his rage to the net David put the eloquently phrased, “Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!” on his Facebook page.
While Madonna’s winning song “Masterpiece” from W.E, a movie she co-wrote and directed, doesn’t sound like a work of genius, Elton John was nominated for a so-so tune from the poorly received Gnomeo & Juliet. It’s not like Madonna was robbing him of his globe from The Lion King. [tagbox tag= "Golden Globes"]
David tried to further articulate his problems with Madonna grabbing the globe, writing on Facebook, “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it’s narcissism. And her criticism of Gaga shows how desperate she really is.”
Criticizing her speech suggests David might have more of a problem with Madonna herself than her work; you can accept the prom queen looks the best in her dress and still hate to see her wear the crown because of her nasty personality.
Defending Lady Gaga also suggests there might be something else in play besides David’s musical taste or even loyalty to his husband; loyalty to a friend.
Whatever the reason behind Elton and David’s anger, Madonna has a new trophy for her mantel, while they’ll be left refreshing Facebook to see how many of their friends like their indignation.
Update: Better hope Elton doesn’t want to make a Kate Middleton/Prince William movie, because that’s reportedly Madge’s next big project.