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Give Lady Gaga her Oscar, anois

It’s her time, don’t fight me.

MY HYPOTHESIS IS this. Lady Gaga deserves an Oscar during the 2019 ceremony.

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My evidence is as follows. 

A Star is Born. 

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While you might dismiss the movie without ever seeing it, assuming you’ll be met with some camp Lady Gaga West End musical, you’re missing out.

Sure, it’s a blockbuster, and a reboot of a story rebooted twice already. That’s why it’s so surprising. 

Bradley Cooper has a serious eye for directing, and the whole thing can be sold to any doubters as a look at his addiction and personal struggles as a famous artist. 

That’d be a lie though, as the film is clearly sold entirely on Gaga’s performance. 

Gaga plays Ally, an unknown singer discovered by Cooper’s hard-drinking rockstar Jackson Maine. The two fall in love, and as Ally’s star rises, their relationship takes a hit. 

A Star Is Born is truly a cinematic experience, and puts you right up there on stage with them as they play their gigs with an almost faultless realism. They stumble over their words, they mishear each other, and they make everyone cry in unison.

I’m not here to review A Star Is Born, I’ll leave that to the critics. However, there is one thing I just can’t trust them with.

Give, Gaga, The, Oscar. 

Let’s look at her acting credentials for a second.

Remember she was in MTV’s Boiling Points, in a prank that definitely was the work of her acting and nothing else? 

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And scene.

She won a Golden Globe in 2016 for her role in American Horror Story, which is unheard of for a blown-in television actress.

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But WAIT, did you miss her starring role as Girl Laughing At The Pool in the Sopranos back in 2001? 

She didn’t say a word, but won our hearts with her fake laughing.

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Then there was her role as Bertha in Sin City, which, as we all know, trumped every other A lister’s effort in the ensemble cast. 

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But why else should she win? Well, stop me when you’re bored. 

Ellen thinks so 

Who are we to disagree with Ellen? 

If she doesn’t get it for Best Actress, she’s at least got a Best Original Song gong to fill her nightstand 

If we’re going to be giving her one already, let it be Best Actress and we can work our way back. 

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Her fans are EXTREMELY PASSIONATE that she gets a little golden man 

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She’s well on her way to the EGOT 

We can’t just sit around letting John Legend get all the props for being the youngest guy with an EGOT.

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She’s got the Grammy, she’ll get the Oscar, then we’ll just need her to write a musical and get on another TV show. We can see she’s certainly capable of it after her Globe win. 

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I think you’ll agree that I’ve provided you with a rock solid argument here.

So. 

Who is she realistically up against? 

Buzz at the moment would have Glenn Close as the winner for The Wife, with Saoirse Ronan up again with Mary, Queen of Scots. Other names thrown around include Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me, Viola Davis for Widows, Kiki Lane for Beale Street, Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, a Netflix original. 

Easy. 

Let’s make it happen. 

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