“Poker Face” singer Lady Gaga has expressed her gratitude and dedicated the first Oscar nomination to survivors of sexual assault.
Gaga, 29, and songwriter Diane Warren were nominated for Best Original Song for “Till It Happens to You” from “The Hunting Ground”, a documentary about sexual assault and rape crimes on college campuses in the US, reported Ace Showbiz.
The “Bad Romance” hitmaker uploaded on Instagram and Twiter a photo of a piece of paper which read, “This nomination lends a voice to so many victims and their families around the world. Thank you to The Academy for recognising the movement of people who have come together for this film and song in the name of sexual assault. Myself and Diane are simply honoured to represent the voices of so many survivors.”
Warren, who has been nominated seven times before in the same category, acknowledged Gaga after knowing that their names showed up in the list of the awards’ nominees.
“When I called her and played her the song, it was more of a somber ballad, but she really made it epic. She made it hers and took it to another level by arranging the shit out of it and singing the shit out of it.”