Lady Gaga Delivers Inspiring Speech About Mental Health After Winning A Grammy For 'Shallow'
A Star is Born isn't just a box office success, it's also an awards-circuit darling. The movie has won at the Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Critics Choice Movie Awards. It's also expected to win at the Academy Awards.
Actor Bradley Cooper and singer-songwriter Lady Gaga certainly made some movie magic together. The two recently won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group with their iconic song "Shallow."
Lady Gaga was clearly touched by the win. She also used her speech to call attention to mental health issues. This is particularly relevant given the plot of the movie. Bradley Cooper's character struggles with depression and addiction; he ultimately commits suicide. The movie doesn't shy away from depicting how devastating suicide is on those who remain behind.
In her speech, Lady Gaga acknowledged how important it is to talk about mental health. She said that, unfortunately, it's all-too-common in the entertainment industry. Despite this, solutions do exist. The singer commented, "if you see somebody that's hurting, don't look away."
The song "Shallow" was nominated for several other Grammys. These included Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Lady Gaga also won the Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance for her album Joanne. She took to Twitter, where she expressed her gratitude for the awards. Lady Gaga wrote, "Thank you so much for this gift I am completely shocked. 2nd Grammy win of the night I am so overwhelmed by this kindness."
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