Bradley Cooper was honored with the Sid Grauman Award at the American Cinematheque Gala on Thursday (Nov. 29), and Lady Gaga got teary-eyed during her emotional speech presenting her A Star Is Born co-star with the award.
“When we do these Q&As and things together, sometimes you call me Gaga, but we both know that you call me Stefani,” she said emotionally. “I ran from Stefani for a long time, and I put on a superhero cape and called myself Lady Gaga. He challenged me to deep dive into a place where I had to see her again. Where I had to be Stefani again.”
“I’m so grateful to you, not just for making me a better actress,” she continued. “But I’m so grateful that, not have I only been able to call you as a professional, but I’ve been able to call on you as a friend. To cry and be myself, and have you never, ever judge me and still respect me as a professional. Thank you for that.”