Madonna is starting off her massive year with a victory. The Queen of Pop, who headlines the Super Bowl halftime show on February 5 and will release 12th album MDNA on March 12, took home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song last night. She nabbed the prize for downtempo love-as-art song “Masterpiece,” from the film W.E., which she also directed.
The Material Girl beat out fellow nominees Lady Gaga and Elton John, Chris Cornell, Sinead O’Connor, and Mary J. Blige. After earlier this week describing Gaga’s unmistakably Madonna-like “Born This Way” as “interesting,” Madonna said of John last night, “I hope he speaks to me for the next million years. He’ll win another award, though, so I don’t feel bad.” John had told red carpet reporters Madge “doesn’t have a chance in hell” and looked pretty sour during the ceremony.
The Golden Globe was Madonna’s second, following her 1997 win for best actress in a comedy or musical for Evita. Her “Masterpiece,” won’t be competing for an Oscar, however — the song failed to make the Academy Awards shortlist for best original song due to a technicality. Which means she won’t be able to show off her dissing superpowers on Hollywood’s biggest night (when presenting last night’s award for best foreign language film, she told host Ricky Gervais, “If I’m still just like a virgin, Ricky, then why don’t you come over here and do something about it,” adding, in the latest somewhat unfortunate reference to her one-time escapade with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at MTV’s Video Music Awards, “I haven’t kissed a girl in a few years — on TV.”)
Another celebrated recording artist who has been making waves in the film world recently went home empty-handed. Trent Reznor, whose work with musical partner Atticus Ross for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was up for best original score, lost out to France’s Ludovic Bource for The Artist. Reznor and Ross won the Golden Globe and the Oscar last year for their score to The Social Network. Reznor, who recently renewed his past talk about potential new Nine Inch Nails tunes, was quick to make light of the defeat, tweeting, “HOLY SHI (oh, nevermind!).” The Tattoo score is on the shortlist for an Oscar, with the final five nominees for best score to be announced on January 24.
Also: Wondering what the Golden Globes’ official song was? Didn’t know there was one? X Japan’s Yoshiki composed the piece that underscored the ceremony per special request from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.