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Lady Gaga Chokes on Her Tears during a Powerful Speech after Winning Her First Oscar

Junie Sihlangu
Feb 25, 2019
10:25 A.M.
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On Sunday, musician and actress Lady Gaga turned her Oscar nomination into a win. She won Best Original Song for "Shallow" in the film “A Star Is Born.”

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In tears, the star took to the stage to make an impassioned speech where she encouraged fans to never give up on their dreams.

This weekend, Lady Gaga, 32, officially won her very first Oscar. The singer won for co-writing the song “Shallow” which she sang with co-star Bradley Cooper.

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She received a standing ovation from the audience at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater. Onstage, she couldn’t help but cry as she made her way through her speech.

Lady Gaga obviously thanked Cooper who was in the audience. She said to him, “there is not a single person on the planet that could have sang (sic) this with me but you, so thank you for believing in us.”

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The star ended her speech by encouraging fans to never give up on their dreams. She said, “It’s not about winning, it’s about not giving up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave.”

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The musician added, "If you have a dream, fight for it." This wasn’t her first Oscar nomination; she was nominated in 2016 for Best Original Song for "Til It Happens to You."

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The song was featured in the documentary film “The Hunting Ground.” The movie highlighted the plight of campus rape in the US.

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For the Oscar’s that same year, Lady Gaga gave a moving performance of the song where she was joined by sexual assault survivors on stage. The 2020 Oscars are set to take place on February 9; a date that is usually taken by the annual Grammy Awards.

Lady Gaga failed to win the Oscar for Best Actress. That honor was taken by “The Favourite” star Olivia Colman, 45, who was equally emotional for her win.

Onstage she acknowledged the singer saying, “Ooh Lady Gaga!” and blew a kiss her direction. After leaving the stage, Colman gave Lady Gaga a kiss on the cheek.

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