Lady Gaga talks about evolving and acquiring new talent at the Golden Globes, and then shockingly loses the anticipated award of Best Actress to Glen Close.
The Paparazzi singer won the Best Original Song for a Motion Picture at the 2019 Golden Globes for Shallow for A Star is Born. She took the stage in a baby blue gown paired with Tiffany diamonds.
In her acceptance speech, Gaga said that “as a woman in music it is really hard to be taken seriously.” She also thanked the producers and fans who helped her get to this place. The singer has won two Golden Globes.
The singer also thanked Bradley Cooper, saying, “I discovered something in working on this film—it’s something called alchemy. It’s like that you essentially are creating a character but you’re really becoming the character…You know your lines, but you really just know what you’re saying when you go on set, you throw it out the window. Bradley Cooper really taught me that.”
The singer also wrote about her feelings and gratitude on social media.
Despite her strong performance in the movie, Gaga ultimately lost the award to Glen Close in one of the most surprising awards of the night. Close won for the role of Joan Castleman in The Wife, which made for her third Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.
She said during her speech, “To play a character is so internal. And I’m thinking of my mom who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life and in her 80s she said to me, ‘I feel I haven’t accomplished anything.’ And it was so not right and I feel what I’ve learned through this whole experience is that, you know, women, we are nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us.”
She added, “We have our children. We have our husbands if we are lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, “I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.”
She also said, “And, you know, when I was little, I felt like Muhammad Ali, who was destined to be a boxer. I felt destined to be an actress. I saw all the early Disney films and Hayley Mills, and I said, ‘I can do that’.”
Reflecting on her career, Close added, “And here I am today. It will have been 45 years in September that I am a working actress. And I cannot imagine a more wonderful life.”
She also thanked her director, daughter and Jonathan Pryce for helping her achieve this character.