It’s official: Lady Gaga is now an Oscar-nominated actress.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced through a livestream hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani on Tuesday morning that Gaga’s performance as Ally Maine in Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born has earned her a Best Actress nomination. She will be competing against Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Coleman (The Favourite), and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) in the category.
The singer-slash-actress also picked up a Best Original Song nomination for “Shallow,” which will go head to head against tracks from Black Panther, RBG, Mary Poppins Returns, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs at the 91st Academy Awards, to be held Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Gaga had previously been nominated for Best Original Song in 2016 for “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground.
Awards season has been good to Gaga thus far, as she’s picked up a handful of major acting nominations (Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, British Academy Film Awards) and even a win at the Critics’ Choice Awards, tying with Glenn Close. Will she end up adding an Oscar to that mantle, leading her halfway to an EGOT? Only time will tell.
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