Goo-Goo for Gaga
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Back in October when A Star Is Born was released, I told my besties, “Mark my words, Lady Gaga will be nominated for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama.'” Last week, the 2019 Golden Globe nominations were announced, and the American singer, songwriter and actress made the cut, joining fellow nominees Nicole Kidman (Destroyer), Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Glenn Close (The Wife) and Rosamund Pike (A Private War).
Bradley Cooper, who produced, directed and co-starred with Gaga in the film, is also nominated for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama’ and the film is also up for ‘Best Motion Picture, Drama,’ competing against Black Panther (a personal favorite), Bohemian Rhapsody, and others.
The 76th Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 6, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh. I think of the Globes as a pre-Oscars gala, the Miss USA of Miss Universe — a preview of what’s to come. To be completely honest, the Golden Globes are the AFC Championship Game to my Super Bowl (Oscars). And as a ‘little monster’ I want mother monster, Lady Gaga, to win it all.
As expected, the list of nominees is full of surprises, but A Star Is Born is not of them. The remake of the 1976 American musical drama starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson exceeded critics’ expectations. “Bradley Cooper has something new to say in this version, and Lady Gaga belts it out loud and clear to make this a definite contender in numerous categories during award season,” said Neil Soans of the Times of India.
This award season will certainly feature some tight races with films like Vice and Black Panther, and terrific performances by leading actors and actresses like Nicole Kidman and Glenn Close. But biased, fan-boy me knows Gaga will win – mark my words.
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