After a breathtaking performance of “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga was able to accept the honor of an Academy Award at the 2019 Oscars for the ‘A Star Is Born’ song “Shallow” for ‘Best Original Song.’ The ‘A Star Is Born’ song “Shallow” was written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
This Academy Award marks Gaga’s first ever Academy Award and she was honored, shocked and very emotional during her acceptance of the award. Gaga powered through tears, breathing heavy, and sobbing while she accepted the award with Cooper watching from the front of the crowd. Gaga thanked Cooper saying, “There is not a single person on the planet who could have sung this song with me but you.”
Gaga saying, “If you’re at home sitting on your couch, this is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time…it’s not about winning, but what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. It’s not about how many times you get rejected, it’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep on going.”
This Oscar Award set a huge milestone for Gaga, Gaga has now become the first person in history to bring home a Golden Globe, BAFTA, GRAMMY, and Academy Award in a single year, all of which is thanks to her part in ‘A Star Is Born.’
LADY GAGA’s FULL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH:
Thank you so much. Thank you so much to the Academy for this wonderful honor. Thank you to every single person in this room. Thank you to Mark Ronson, to Anthony Rossomando, to Andrew Wyatt, my cowriters. I love them so much. To my sister, my soulmate, I love you. My family’s here. I love you, Mom and Dad. Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could have sang this song with me but you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you so much.
And if you are at home and you’re sitting on your couch and you are watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work. I have worked hard for a long time and it’s not about, you know, winning, but what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. If there’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going. Thank you.
MARK RONSON’s FULL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH:
Only because you can’t really thank yourself, I think when you’re in the room with this person [indicates Lady Gaga], you don’t really have to do too much. She acts, she writes, she sings the song, Lady Gaga: we salute you. Thank you for this.
See a full list of winners and nominees from the 2019 Oscar Awards below:
See their performance from the 2019 Oscars here: