Lady Gaga picked up two Golden Globe Award nominations for her work in “A Star Is Born” today (Dec. 6). She earned a nod for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama for her role as an aspiring singer-songwriter Ally, opposite Bradley Cooper as troubled rock star Jackson Maine.
Gaga also scored a Best Original Song nomination for “Shallow,” her onscreen duet with Cooper. “Shallow” was co-written by Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. Cooper scored nods for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama and Best Director. “A Star Is Born” is notably nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama and is facing off against “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Black Panther,” “Black KlacKkKlansman,” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” in the drama film category.
“A Star Is Born” marks Lady Gaga’s big screen acting debut. She previously won a Golden Globe in 2016 for Best Actress Miniseries of Television Film for her haunting portrayal of The Countess in Ryan Murphy’s critically-acclaimed anthology television series “American Horror Story: Hotel.”
Oscar buzz continues to rise around Gaga and Cooper’s roles in “A Star Is Born,” as well as Cooper’s debut directorial effort. The National Board of Review already honored Cooper as Best Director, Gaga as Best Actress and “A Star Is Born” was named one of NBR’s Top 10 2018 films.
The co-stars delivered raw and vulnerable performances as their characters fell madly in love amidst the pressures of fame and Jackson Maine’s struggle with substance abuse. Gaga and Cooper co-wrote multiple original songs for the A Star Is Born Soundtrack. The movie is one of multiple remakes, including the 1976 film starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on Jan. 6, 2019 in a live awards ceremony on NBC.
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