Oscars 2019: Lady Gaga Wins Best Original Song, Thanks Bradley Cooper
By Lauren Crawford
February 24, 2019
Lady Gaga is officially an Oscar-winning songwriter!
The 32-year-old singer won her first Academy Award at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday (February 24). Gaga walked away with the award for "Best Original Song" for her A Star Is Born track "Shallow."
The "Always Remember Us This Way" singer capped off the momentous occasion with quite the inspiring acceptance speech that included a loving shoutout to her co-star Bradley Cooper. "Thank you so much. To the Academy for this wonderful honor. Thank you to every single person in this room," she said. "Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could’ve sung this song with me but you. Thank you for believing in us, thank you so much."
"If you are at home and sitting on your couch watching this right now, all I have to say is this is hard work," Gaga continued. "I have worked hard for a long time, and it is not about winning, but it’s about not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or beaten up, it’s about how many times you stand up and are brave. Thank you."
The "I'll Never Love Again" singer won alongside her co-writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt. Their big win came after Gaga performed the instant classic on the Oscar stage alongside Bradley. (And let's just say, it was a performance Ally and Jack would have definitely been proud of)
The "Best Original Song" category was pretty stiff this year as "Shallow" was against "All The Stars" from Black Panther (by Kendrick Lamar, SZA), "I’ll Fight" from RBG (by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson), "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns (by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman), and "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch).
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