Mother Monster could be taking over the 91st Academy Awards. Pop star and actress Lady Gaga, the breakout star of Bradley Cooper's remake of Hollywood classic A Star is Born, could potentially be nominated for three Oscars.
Warner Bros has officially submitted three songs from A Star Is Born to the Academy in the Best Original Song category, all of which are performed by and co-written by Gaga.
The three songs are Shallow, Always Remember Us This Way, and I'll Never Love Again. Academy Award rules state there can only be two nominated songs from one film, so Warner Bros is hoping to maximize their chances by submitting three songs for consideration.
The two previous iterations of A Star is Born both cinched Best Original Song nominations for The Man That Got Away (1954) and Evergreen (1976). The songs were sung by industry legends Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand respectively, who also played the rising star of their respective films. Streisand also took home the Oscar for Evergreen.
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The 1954 version of A Star is Born was nominated for six Oscars, while the 1976 version was nominated for four Oscars.
Gaga's performance as blazing singer Ally could also lead to a Best Actress nomination. Critics have been raving about her since the film was released, with the Telegraph's Robbie Collins stating in his review of A Star is Born, "for any singer, following Judy Garland in your first major movie role would be a nightmare brief, but Gaga more than meets it." Garland was also nominated Oscar nominated for Best Actress for her A Star is Born role.
Oscar nominations will be announced in January 2019 with the Academy Awards to take place on February 24, 2019.