Lady Gaga definitely isn't letting getting snubbed out of a Best Actress nomination at this year's annual Academy Awards phase her.
The pop icon turned major movie star, who already has an Oscar on her trophy case after winning Best Original Song during the 2019 ceremony for her hit track "Shallow" from A Star Is Born (where she was also nominated for Best Actress), took to Instagram recently to congratulate hairstylist Frederic Aspiras for his nomination in the makeup and hairstyling for his work on House of Gucci, which Gaga starred in last year alongside an ensemble cast that included Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, and Salma Hayek.
"I could not be happier for a man I call my brother, who I've worked with for the last 15 years, @fredericaspiras, for his nomination in Makeup & Hairstyling for House of Gucci," she wrote in her Insta caption. "Frederic was magical, precise, and dedicated months leading up to shoot and during filming. He prepared dozens of wigs for months and months and did at least a year of preparation. He's a living genius and Freddie, we are all so grateful to just even be near your talent, creativity, and generosity of spirit. You continue to show your artistic DNA, your plan, your vision, and your deep connection to your family that drives you to excellence at all times. I love you, I'm rooting for you."
From the sounds of her kind words, Gaga was genuinely happy, not just for her friend, but ALL of the folks who were able to nab Oscar noms from The Academy this year.
"To all the nominees this year, congratulations on all your hard work, dedication, your nomination, and YOUR magic," she continued. "You all deserve major recognition for what was a truly beautiful landscape of performances and accomplishments this past year. Your dedication during Covid, your huge hearts, and your ability to tell amazing stories is a gift to the whole world during what is for many a very hard time. Congratulations my friends. Bravo!"
Despite being a frontrunner during most of awards season and a whirlwind, headline-making press campaign -- one that included tales of Gaga filming a steamy sex scene with her co-star Salma Hayek and a swarm of flies being sent to her by Patrizia Reggiani herself -- Mother Monster wasn't able to secure her second, highly-coveted Best Actress nomination. As a matter of fact, only a handful of LGBTQ+ talent and titles made the cut this year, including Best Actress nominee Kristen Stewart, who played Princess Diana in Spencer, Best Supporting Actress nominee Ariana DeBose, who played Anita in West Side Story, and Neon's triple-nominated, animated, gay documentary feature Flee.
Though we won't be seeing her accepting an award on the Oscars stage next month, we're glad Gaga is taking it all in stride! We love a kind, classy, humble queen!
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