Here’s three big reasons to tune into the Oscars.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform their Oscar-nominated song “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made it official Friday with a simple tweet: “Cooper. Gaga. ‘Shallow.’ #Oscars.”
Things are going to get loud. “A Star Is Born” is already a huge draw for Oscar night (Feb. 24) thanks to the Cooper-directed drama pulling in eight nominations, including best picture, best actor for Cooper and best actress for Gaga.
But now the two are officially hitting the stage together to sing their Oscar-nominated song. They gave a mayhem sneak peek with a surprise “Shallow” duet at Las Vegas’s MGM Grand on Saturday to close Gaga’s concert. The place went nuts.
The Oscars news comes with some drama after reports that only two nominated songs would be performed on Oscar night: “Shallow” and Kendrick Lamar’s “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.”
“Mary Poppins Returns” star Lin-Manuel Miranda was one vocal critic about that policy, tweeting the policy of not including every song was “truly disappointing.” Gaga didn’t like it either reportedly and pushed back.
According to industry website Deadline, “Lady Gaga herself, or her reps, made it clear she felt it was completely unfair to eliminate the three songs — almost like the Academy producers were forecasting who they thought would win — and that she wouldn’t perform if a change wasn’t made.”