2019: GAGA’S YEAR

2018 was a big year for Lady Gaga, but 2019 is about to be­come her most suc­cess­ful (and happy) one yet

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Who’s about to own awards sea­son? Lady Gaga! Yaaaaaaas!

Amere decade ago, new­comer Lady Gaga was on the top of the charts with hits like Pok­er­face and Just Dance, and of­ten la­belled a “one-trick pony” and “one-hit won­der” by many in the in­dus­try. Her out­ra­geous out ts, cos­tumes and char­ac­ters, ev­ery time she stepped out, de­lighted her le­gion of fans, but raised eye­brows in the in­dus­try. Many peo­ple mocked her and re­fused to take her se­ri­ously, but Lady Gaga, as it turns out, had a plan all along.

Fast for­ward ten years later, and she’s big­ger, bet­ter and more pop­u­lar than ever be­fore. In re­cent years her Sound of Mu­sic trib­ute at the 2016 Grammy Awards and her show

stop­ping per­for­mance at the 2017 Su­per­bowl gained her world­wide recog­ni­tion and ac­claim, but it was her role in 2018’s A Star Is Born that nally gained her re­spect from both the worlds of mu­sic and lm. Thanks to the Bradley Cooper-di­rected lm, Gaga man­aged to break both the mu­sic and lm charts, but in 2019 she’ll nally be reap­ing in the much-de­served awards.

OS­CARS FAVOURITE

Gaga and Bradley’s A Star Is Born duet, Shal­low, has al­ready made the Os­cars short­list for Best Orig­i­nal Song.

The con­tenders in nine cat­e­gories for the 2019 Academy Awards were re­leased all to­gether on Mon­day, 17 De­cem­ber, for the rst time in the cer­e­mony’s his­tory, as Academy mem­bers pre­pare to vote again to nar­row down the lists ahead of the main nom­i­na­tions an­nounce­ment on 22 Jan­uary.

And when those main nom­i­na­tions are made, it is widely ac­cepted (and ex­pected) that Gaga will be nom­i­nated for Best Ac­tress. Of the 63 peo­ple who have gone home with at least two Os­cars on the same evening, only four of them have been women. Lady Gaga could well be­come the fth woman to make his­tory at the Academy Awards with wins for both Best Ac­tress and Best Orig­i­nal Song.

Bradley and Gaga are also both up for top hon­ours at the 2019 Screen Ac­tors Guild (SAG) Awards. Cooper is nom­i­nated for Out­stand­ing Per­for­mance

Gaga could make his­tory at the Os­cars with wins for both Best Ac­tress and Best Orig­i­nal Song

by a Male Ac­tor, while Gaga is in con­tention for the equiv­a­lent fe­male hon­our.

Then there’s the Critic’s

Choice Awards. It’s worth not­ing that prizes handed out at the

2018 Crit­ics’ Choice Awards were al­most iden­ti­cal to those pre­sented at the Os­cars, with 17 of 19 ma­jor cat­e­gories match­ing up at both cer­e­monies. And as ex­pected, Gaga is once again up for Best Ac­tress, where she’ll be com­pet­ing against the likes of Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Toni Col­lette and Olivia Col­man.

Need­less to say, af­ter only one ma­jor role, Gaga is be­ing taken se­ri­ously as a lm ac­tress. Some­thing we can imag­ine makes Madonna green with envy.

MORE GRAM­MYS

Thanks to a string of hits over the past decade, Lady Gaga is no stranger to the Grammy Awards. In fact, she’s raked in 24 nom­i­na­tions, and won six al­ready. And thanks to the suc­cess of the A Star Is Born sound­track, we have a feel­ing she’s go­ing to be adding to that list.

Fol­low­ing the re­cent nom­i­na­tions an­nounce­ment, Gaga’s Shal­low is up for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo and Best Song Writ­ten for Vis­ual Me­dia. She also scored an un­ex­pected fth nom­i­na­tion in the Best Pop Solo Per­for­mance cat­e­gory for Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?).

The win­ners of the 61st an­nual Grammy Awards will be an­nounced on 8 Fe­bru­ary at the Sta­ples Cen­ter in Los An­ge­les. By the sounds of it, we hope Gaga’s got space for more awards on her mantle­piece, be­cause she’s go­ing to need it.

FASH­ION ICON

Let’s not for­get Gaga is also a fash­ion icon. In 2019, Gaga will join Harry Styles, Ser­ena Wil­liams and Gucci’s Alessan­dro Michele as the co-chairs of the iconic Met Gala in New York.

Her per­sonal life is thriv­ing too and Gaga is ex­pected to tie the knot in 2019 with fi­ancé Chris­tian Carino

The an­nual event, dubbed the style Os­cars, is over­seen by Vogue ed­i­tor-in-chief Anna Win­tour, who selects the celebrity com­mit­tee that will serve as very spe­cial guests.

And her class of 2019 will fea­ture two pop su­per­stars, one who will hope­fully have an Os­car by the Met Gala for her role in A Star is Born, and a ten­nis ace.

The 6 May gala also has a theme - ‘Camp: Notes on Fash­ion’, based on Su­san Son­tag’s 1964 es­say, Notes on Camp.

Gaga has at­tended the in­vi­teonly Met Gala mul­ti­ple times in the past, but now that she’ll be a

co-chair, we imag­ine she’ll pull out ALL the stops for her out­fit.

WHAT HAP­PENS IN VE­GAS

With so much on her plate, you’d think Gaga is sit­ting back and soak­ing up the mo­ment. Well, you’d be think­ing wrong.

Dur­ing all of the 2019 mad­ness, Gaga is stay­ing true to her pop star routes by sign­ing up to per­form a two-year Las Ve­gas res­i­dence, which kicks off this week.

Here’s the thing: she’ll ac­tu­ally be per­form­ing two DIF­FER­ENT shows dur­ing her stint in Ve­gas – a pop show called Enigma, and an in­ti­mate jazz and pi­ano con­cert. This is a first for any artist who’s ever done a Ve­gas res­i­dency, and Enigma is said to be “un­like any­thing Ve­gas has ever seen be­fore.”

Not sur­pris­ingly, the rst batch of con­cert dates sold out in record time, and more shows had to be added due to pop­u­lar de­mand.

WED­DING BELLS

For­tu­nately, it’s not just Gaga’s ca­reer that’s thriv­ing. Her per­sonal life is do­ing just as well. In fact, it’s ex­pected that she’ll be walk­ing down the aisle in 2019!

Lady Gaga is said to be ec­static about her fu­ture wed­ding with ancé Chris­tian Carino.

ET re­ported last Fe­bru­ary that Gaga and Carino were dat­ing, and she con rmed in Oc­to­ber that she and the tal­ent agent were en­gaged. The source says they have “de nitely talked about a wed­ding,” and will start plan­ning once Gaga can take some time away from her busy sched­ule to plan it.

“Chris­tian loves to make her happy and he is so proud of her suc­cess,” the source says. “He is pa­tient be­cause he was a huge in uence in her do­ing the lm to be­gin with. The amaz­ing thing about their re­la­tion­ship is that he un­der­stands her work and ca­reer and he is there to guide her.”

Known for her eclec­tic yet grace­ful style, her wed­ding, not to men­tion wed­ding dress, will most likely wow ev­ery­one.

Where she’ll nd the time to plan her big day in-be­tween col­lect­ing awards and per­form­ing a sell-out show, only Gaga knows. All we know is that we’ll be watch­ing in an­tic­i­pa­tion and cheer­ing for her.

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