Lady Gaga took home the award for Best Song for her track ‘Shallow’ from the much-acclaimed A Star is Born at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, 13 January.
“Oh my goodness. Thank you so much,” Gaga said as she took the stage, fighting back tears.
“This means the world to us. I’ll never forget when we wrote this song together with Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt,” Gaga said of her fellow songwriters.
“I’ll never forget playing it for Bradley [Cooper] for the first time and seeing his face light up and then singing it live together, take after take”, she added of her director and co-star, who smiled as he watched her speak. “I was mesmerized both as myself and as my character Ally. I was basking in the brilliant transformation of Bradley into Jackson Maine, singing on his stage, and overwhelmed by the storytelling and power in his voice.
“This song is a conversation between men and women, asking each other questions about life…and the shallowness of a modern era. I’m so happy it resonated with you,” Gaga added.
Gaga’s Critics Choice speech was equally heartfelt as she praised her fellow songwriters and Cooper for being an outstanding co-star.
“I just have to say, as a woman in music, it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and a songwriter. These three incredible men… they lifted me up and supported me,” Gaga said then. “Bradley, I love you.”
‘Shallow’ triumphed over Black Panther‘s ‘All the Stars,’ ‘Girl in the Movies,’ from Dumplin’, RBG‘s ‘I’ll Fight,’ ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ and ‘Trip a Little Light Fantastic’ from Mary Poppins Returns.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, the hit single also won Best Original Song at the 2019 Golden Globes on 6 January. Along with ‘All the Stars,’ and Thom Yorke’s ‘Suspirium’ from Suspiria, ‘Shallow’ is also among the 15 tracks that were shortlisted for the Academy Awards’ Best Original Song in December.
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