We’re far from the shallow now that we’re deep into awards season, and Lady Gaga has earned Oscar nominations in two of the most competitive categories at the 2019 Academy Awards.
The leading lady of A Star Is Born is nominated in the best actress category, along with Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Colman (The Favourite) and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).
“Shallow,” her duet with Bradley Cooper and collaboration with Mark Ronson, is up for best song against “All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA‘s contribution to the Black Panther soundtrack; Diane Warren’s “I’ll Fight” for RBG; “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns; and David Rawlings and Gillian Welch’s “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
With nods in races for best actress and “Shallow,” that makes Gaga the second nominee, ever, to be nominated both for best song and in an acting category in the same year. (The first was Mary J. Blige, who was nominated in 2018 for best supporting actress for her performance in Mudbound, as well as her song for the film, “Mighty River.”)
“Shallow” has already collected a few of statuettes, winning best song at the 2019 Golden Globes and the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards. It’s been a fruitful awards season for Gaga as well: she tied for best actress with Glenn Close at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 13, and accepted the award for best song for “Shallow” at both the Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe ceremonies.
A Star Is Born received a total of eight nominations — for best actress, best original song (“Shallow”), best picture, best actor (Bradley Cooper), best supporting actor (Sam Elliott), best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, and best sound mixing.