Sir Elton John and his life-long song writing partner won their first Oscar for the Rocketman biopic.

The Pinner-born singer-songwriter and the Hornets’ honorary life president, planted a kiss on his writing partner Bernie Taupin after they were awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song last night (February 9).

The song (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again was featured in the 2019 biopic of Sir Elton John, Rocketman.

Sir Elton, dressed in a typically flamboyant purple outfit, mouthed ‘oh my God’ after actress Gal Gadot read out the result.

In his speech, he said: “Thank you to Bernie, who’s been the constant thing in my life – when I was screwed up, when I was normal, he’s always been there for me.”

Backstage he added: “This is for him; this is for my partner of 53 years.

“Without him I wouldn’t be here. He started the process, he gave me the lyric, without lyrics I’m nobody.”

The film starred Taron Egerton as Sir Elton throughout the heights and lows of his career into the industry.

Sir Elton praised the accurate portrayal, which he spent much time with Egerton during the production of the film.

He said that Egerton’s acting was the “best performance this year” and that he should have been nominated for best actor.

The singer said: "This film has taken twelve years together, David my husband has been on and on about twelve years trying to get this made, in the end we got it made the right way, the way we wanted to make it, but I'm so thrilled for him because I love him so much."

The Oscar win capped a remarkable 12 months for Sit Elton, as last year saw the release of the Rocketman biopic, a memoir titled Me, and an upgrade on his knighthood.

On their long-running partnership, which has produced some of the most well-known songs in popular music, including Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Rocketman, Taupin said: "It's like a marriage, it really is. One of the things that makes it work is being different."