Tony Bennett performs with Lady Gaga before making a warm post about her Oscar nomination
Tony Bennett joyously congratulated Lady Gaga after their performance together onstage, following the announcement of her 2019 Academy Award nominations.
On Tuesday, January 22, shortly after the Academy Award nominations got announced, Tony congratulated Lady Gaga with a beautiful message on Twitter:
Only a few days earlier on January 20, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed together onstage at the launch of Gaga’s Jazz & Piano residency in Las Vegas. She received nominations for best original song ‘Shallow,’ and best actress in 'A Star is Born,' making her the first person in history to be nominated in both categories in the same year.
Following Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s collaboration on ‘Cheek to Cheek’ in 2014, the pair remained close. The song also performed well and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The ‘Monster’ star won a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for best song, while Gaga tied for best actress with Glenn Close.
With Lady Gaga raking in one award after the other, it has fans wondering whether she will become one of few EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winners in the near future.
Only 15 people can stake claim to have achieved EGOT status; the most recent addition was John Legend while including others like Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Whoopi Goldberg.
Lady Gaga had been nominated for three Emmy’s, 24 Grammy nominations and six wins. This year alone Gaga received 5 Oscar nominations, which leaves the Tony Awards. Gaga had not received any Tony nominations yet, but perhaps some Broadway is in the works.
The 32-year-old is well known for speaking her mind and being an avid supporter of the LGBTQ community.
She is also not a Trump supporter, so when Lady Gaga stopped during her performance of ‘Million Reasons’ on December 19, in Las Vegas to speak her mind, fans cheered her on.
Seated at her piano so asked the “President of the United States could please put our government back in business." Lady Gaga reminded there are people living “paycheck to paycheck and need their money.”
But with all the nominations Lady Gaga has lined up, she surely has a lot to look forward too in 2019. Congratulations Lady Gaga!