Lady Gaga Pens Heartfelt Note In Response To Best Original Song Oscar Nomination

Carl Williott | January 14, 2016 12:09 pm

The 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced earlier today, and Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Sam Smith were among the artists up for Best Original Song. Gaga’s sexual assault survivor ode “Til It Happens to You” snagged a nomination, along with “Earned It” and “Writing’s On The Wall.”

Gaga wrote the bracing song with Diane Warren for the documentary The Hunting Ground. This morning she posted a typewritten note thanking The Academy for the nomination and for highlighting the important topic that inspired the song.

See her full statement and tweet below:

“This nomination lends a voice to victims & survivors all over the world. Thank you to THE ACADEMY for recognizing the movement of people who have come together for this film & song in the name of sexual assault. Myself and Diane are simply honored to represent the voices of so many SURVIVORS.”