Madonna picked up the prize Sunday for her song "Masterpiece" from "W.E.," a film she also wrote, directed and produced. John was nominated for "Hello, Hello," which appeared in the movie "Gnomeo & Juliet."
"This is a surprise," Madonna said as she collected the award.
She thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the Globes, and showed her appreciation for the efforts of her co-writers, Jimmy Harry and Julie Frost, the film's producer Harvey Weinstein,and its star Andrea Riseborough.
"I would also like to thank my manager, Guy Oseary, who I spend most of my time beating up on," Madonna said. "But seriously, he harangued me for the entire time I was filming and editing my movie to write a song. And I said, 'Please, Guy, I'm trying to focus on being a director and I want people to pay attention to the film and I don't have time.' So then I finished the film and I started making my record and somehow magically and miraculously the song emerged, 'Masterpiece,' so thank you, Guy Oseary, for being so irritating."
Furnish took to Facebook shortly after to condemn Madonna's win and her acceptance speech, TMZ said.
"Madonna. Best song???? [expletive] off!!!" Furnish wrote.
"Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism. And her criticism of [Lady] Gaga shows how desperate she really is."
Madonna recently said in an interview she feels Lady Gaga emulates her style in music and dress.