Lady Gaga says writing her Oscar-nominated song for Tom Cruise’s blockbuster sequel Top Gun: Maverick was a “deep and powerful experience.”
The Poker Face singer thanked the Academy for her nomination, adding she was “so grateful” for the magic of music and cinema.”
Gaga was nominated for her song Hold My Hand and will compete in Tuesday’s Oscar nominations with a field that also includes her pop star Rihanna, who was nominated for Best Original Song for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Lift Me Up.
It’s her second nod after being nominated for Shallow from A Star Is Born in 2019 and winning for the same award, in which she starred opposite Bradley Cooper.
“Thank you to the Academy for nominating my song ‘Hold My Hand’ for an Oscar this year!” Gaga wrote, sharing a picture of herself on Instagram.
“Writing this song for the film Top Gun: Maverick was a deep and powerful experience that I will never forget.
“So thankful for the magic of music and cinema. Love you my co-writer @bloodpop I’m on set filming big love to little monsters now!”
Also nominated in the Academy’s Best Song category are Applause by Diane Warren from Tell It Like A Woman; This Is A Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once and Naatu Naatu by MM Keeravani and Chandrabose by RRR.
Naatu Naatu has so far bucked the pop titans, winning the appropriate categories at both the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards earlier this month.
Notably absent from the list was Taylor Swift, who failed to collect her first nomination for her track “Carolina,” written for Southern crime thriller “Where The Crawdads Sing.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/lady-gaga-says-writing-oscar-nominated-song-was-a-deep-and-powerful-experience-42313427.html Lady Gaga says writing Oscar-nominated song was a ‘deep and powerful experience’