SIR Elton John would give up his knighthood before his Academy Award - because he treasures his Oscar for songwriting.
The performing legend has won many accolades throughout his career, including the Best Original Song Oscar in 1994 for Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King.
And the award means so much to the singer, he'd rather relinquish his 'Sir' title - which was bestowed upon him by British royal Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 - than give up the trophy.
When asked by Britain's The One Show host Chris Evans which award he would keep, Sir Elton replied, "Probably the Oscar.
"The thing with an Oscar... normally you get an award and they don't weigh anything. The Oscar actually feels like something.
"The odds of me getting an Oscar when I was growing up as a musician - I wouldn't even have thought about films and music, so that was an exciting award to get."