Now a lead actress Oscar nominee, @ladygaga was "overwhelmed and happy" about the honor.— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) January 23, 2019
"To be recognized at this level just makes the heart explode, because truly and deeply, I still very much feel like a child with big dreams."https://t.co/fEwDR6SSvK
This morning Gaga made Oscar history by being the first person to be nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song in the same year. She spoke with LA Times about her nods, a possible "Shallow" performance and her feelings on Bradley not getting a Best Director nod.
On why the Oscar nods are important to her:
"There's really no award that is more esteemed than the Oscar in acting, and for music, it is also extremely special. Since I was a little girl, I always admired all of the artists that put in so much hard work and passion into filmmaking. Watching the award shows, I used to cry with them. It was always like I felt like I was them, even though I wasn't there. It was always a big deal with my family."
On a possible "Shallow" performance:
"That would be a tremendous honor to perform that song at the Oscars. It was so sweet, I was getting messages this morning from my ['Shallow'] co-writers, and they wrote something funny: 'Tell me something, boy, aren't you happy we made all that noise?' I think sometimes people forget that even though this is a big movie, we're all really artists that are like kids playing in a sandbox. To be recognized at this level just makes the heart explode, because truly and deeply, I still very much feel like a child with big dreams."
On if she’s upset that Bradley Cooper didn’t get nominated for "Best Director":
"Well, you know, you never know what’s going to happen. But at the end of the day, he knows that he’s the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast. I know that he’s so happy that we’ve all been nominated and that the film was recognized and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition."
Read full interview @ source