People on Twitter are totally divided over Lady Gaga's Grammys performance
Lady Gaga had quite the year, and this weekend much of her hard work paid off. On Sunday night, she was up for awards both at the Grammys and the BAFTAs, coming out on top for her performance in A Star Is Born.
While Gaga missed out on Best Actress to Olivia Colman at the British film awards, and Bradley Cooper didn't land the Best Director or Best Acting awards he was nominated for, they did pick up one for Best Original Music. The musician-cum-actress was named alongside Cooper and Lukas Nelson for creating the score, posting an emotional statement on social media after hearing the good news.
She couldn't attend both the Grammys and BAFTA events at the same time, so shared her response to the BAFTA win on Twitter. She wrote:
“I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA ‘s . I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s to show them our love as well.
“We made a film about music. This means the world to me. Thank u to all our fans we love u so much, we wouldn’t be here without u #BAFTAs.”
At the Grammys, Gaga was up for multiple awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Shallow from the hit movie. In addition to this, she won Best Solo Performance for Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?), and she and Bradley Cooper won Best pop duo/group performance for Shallow.
That night, she was also one of the live performances, playing Shallow as a solo performance. However, not everyone was completely on board with the new rendition of the song. You can check it out in the video below:
For the usually fairly downbeat song, it was a little surprising to see her in full glam-rock attire flipping her hair back and forth. For some it worked, and for others... not so much.
“No disrespect to #LadyGaga bc I think she is a very talented artist and an amazing vocalist," one user wrote. "However, my neck literally hurts from watching her throw her head back-and-forth like that."
There were some positive reactions to her performance:
Regardless of this performance, she still swept up at the ceremony, winning Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the song. During her acceptance speech, she even took the time to raise awareness of mental health issues, saying she was "proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues".
Following this eventful night, the next big evening will be at the Academy Awards, where she will reportedly be taking to the stage alongside Bradley Cooper for what will likely be a very different performance. A Star Is Born is up for eight Oscars, including Best Original Song and Best Lead Actor and Actress for Gaga and Cooper.