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Lady Gaga Wins Oscar for ‘Shallow,’ Sends Message About Not Giving Up

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Update: Lady Gaga won the Oscar for Best Original song for “Shallow” with Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando during the Academy Awards on Feb. 14. “It’s not about winning but what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream fight for it,” Gaga said during her acceptance speech. “It’s not about how many times you get rejected [or] you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep on going.”

On Sunday, Lady Gaga won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards for “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper. She used her acceptance speech to make a statement about mental health.

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When “A Star Is Born” was released in October 2018, those who saw the film were quick to warn others about a suicide scene in the film. In her Grammy award acceptance speech for “Shallow,” Lady Gaga said she was proud to be part of a film that addressed mental health and urged them to reach out for help. She said in her speech:

I gotta thank God, thank you for looking out for me, thank you for my family at home, I love you. If I don’t get another chance to say this, I just want to say I’m proud to be part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important. A lot of artists deal with that and we gotta take care of each other. If you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away. If you’re hurting, try to find that bravery within yourself to go deep and take somebody up in your head with you.

Lady Gaga, who has long been an advocate for mental health and chronic illness, also won a Golden Globe with Bradley Cooper for the same song, and is nominated for an Oscar as well.

Image via Creative Commons/Gabbot

Originally published: February 11, 2019
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