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Lady Gaga's Oscar Speech

Updated: Oct 27, 2019

By Christina De Los Santos


Lady Gaga has once again popped up on everyone's radar. She not only gave an unforgettable speech at the recent 2019 Oscars, but also gained a tremendous amount of a attention with her strong and confident return to the spotlight as Ally in A Star is Born. The first thing I would love to bring up is her speech. Like many acceptance speeches, she thanked her parents, friends, sister, and pretty much anyone who has influenced her and helped her become the person she is today. Her speech went a little like this:

“If you are at home and you’re sitting on your couch and you are watching this right now

all I have to say is that this... I have worked hard for a long time. It's not about winning but… not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it... It's not about how many times got rejected or fall down or are beaten up. It's about how many times you stand back up and you keep on going.”

If you have any emotions at all, this speech brought you to tears. Early years in her life were not easy and the start of her career was even more difficult. In her speech and in the aftermath of the Oscars, Lady Gaga thanked Bradley Cooper for giving her such an amazing opportunity to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. In an LA Times interview Lady Gaga, said that Bradley Cooper made her take off all the makeup, all the things that made Lady Gaga. He wanted to see Stefani Germanotta (her real name). She said:

“I’m so insecure. I like to preach, but I do not always practice what I preach.”

This is not only a vulnerable statement, but also an opening to the reality in which many celebrities live. She, besides everything, is a primary example of rags to riches. She is a wonderful artist and continues to show us sides of herself we never expect to see.


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