Elton John loses 'Madonna will lose' bet

Madonna's 'Masterpiece' wins Golden Globe for best original song

Published On: Jan 16 2012 03:14:25 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 16 2012 03:27:31 PM CST
Elton John

Hopefully Sir Elton John isn't a betting man - or maybe he is, and that's why he appeared to have such a grouchy look on at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

The Brit legend told Carson Daly on the red carpet before the show that while he did have stiff competition in the best original song in a motion picture category, fellow nominee Madonna didn't stand a "f*****g chance" of winning the award.

Madonna's song "Masterpiece" from "W.E." was nominated alongside Elton's work from "Gnomeo & Juliet," "Hello, Hello," and since Elton chuckled as he said that, we're going to guess it was a joke.

When Daly replied that those were "fighting words," Elton continued, "No, they're accurate words."

And yet, when the winners were called, the Material Girl landed the win.

Backstage, Madge reportedly seemed unfazed, adding that she's hopeful she and Elton will smooth over any rough spots in their relationship.

According to Us Weekly, the 53-year-old said, "I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years...He's brilliant and I adore him, so he'll win another award. I don't feel bad."