Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper gave us the feels as Ally and Jack in A Star Is Born – the film which marks Bradley’s directorial debut and Lady Gaga’s first big screen role.
The movie received five Golden Globe nominations, and, on Sunday’s awards ceremony, took home the trophy for Best Original Song.
Lady Gaga, was in tears and almost couldn’t speak as she, Mark Ronson, Anthony Roosmando and Andrew Wyatt took to the stage to accept the award. As her co-writers thanked the people who helped make the win possible – including Bradley – she composed herself enough to give a short but sweet speech.
“I just have to say, as a woman in music, it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and a songwriter,” Lady Gaga said in her emotional speech. “These three incredible men… they lifted me up and supported me.” She gave props to her co-writers, producer Ben Rice, and of course, Bradley.
She also paid her co-star, director and friend a sweet tribute on social media following the win.
Posting a photo with her co-writers to commemorate the moment, she wrote: “I am so grateful to Bradley for this opportunity, and for singing this beautiful song with me. Me, @iammarkronson, @antmundo and @wyattish are floored by this win. Just a couple of kids that love making music, and we got to do it for this breathtaking film. We love our fans so much! Thank you for believing in us. And thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association! #AStarIsBorn”
She followed it with a photo of the two of them on the Golden Globe stage, “I didn’t get to say everything I wanted to say last night when we won, I was so overcome with emotion and of course wanted to share the mic with my co-writers,” she began her caption. “We are all so grateful Bradley loved ‘Shallow,’ sang his heart out live, and truly the song would not be revered as it is without the brilliant film and moment Bradley created and the way he directed the moment and collaborated with us on how it would eventually be given to the world. Thank you B, and thank you Warner Bros. Thank you HFPA, we are beyond grateful.”
The 32-year-old musician and actress has been very vocal about how Bradley’s vision for the film has shaped the story and their performances.
Last month, Lady Gaga told E! News how much of an influence Bradley was in her acting. “In a lot of ways I feel like Bradley unveiled me. It was his idea to strip away the makeup, to go back to my natural hair and for this to be Ally’s character,” she shares.
She opened up about how the “trust that I had in him every day on set just provided for a remarkable artistic experience,” adding that, “I feel honestly completely humbled and grateful to be here sitting next to him.”
And also talked about how much she got to learn from him firsthand. “Just watching him direct, watching him write, watching him write, not just the screenplay, but watching him write music for himself, becoming a musician, seeing him create his character and him guiding me through the process. It was just incredible,” she says.
Upon learning about their Golden Globe nominations, Lady Gaga took to social media, writing, “I’m so grateful for all the nominations for A Star Is Born today. This films has truly been a passion project for everyone involved and we’ve all become a family.
I couldn’t be more happy to see Bradley recognized for his incredible vision and performance. And for the recognition of my songwriting collaboration with Mark, Anthony and Andrew for “Shallow”. And I cant believe I’m nominated as best actress at the Golden Globes for a film! (crying emoji) I am so appreciative of the HFPA’s support. Thank you so much!”