These Are the ‘A Star Is Born’ Songs Being Submitted for Oscars Consideration
It’s difficult to pick a favorite song from Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born remake, but Oscar voters will have to do just that when it comes time to pick the 2019 nominees and winners. Warner Bros. is submitting three tracks from the film for Oscars consideration, and they’re all award-worthy.
The soundtrack for the movie features 19 songs, including “Black Eyes,” performed by Cooper, and “La Vie En Rose,” performed by Gaga. But the three that have been submitted to the Academy are “Shallow,” written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt; “I’ll Never Love Again,” written by Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, and Aaron Raitiere; and “Always Remember Us This Way,” written by Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, and Lori McKenna.
Lady Gaga performed and co-wrote all three songs, which means she could be a three-time Oscar nominee come 2019. And if she receives a nod in the Best Actress category, too — which most people are expecting — she’ll be a four-time nominee.
Asked about the early buzz at the London premiere of the film in September, Gaga was at a loss for words. “I don’t know how I feel. That’s very overwhelming,” she told the BBC. “The truth is, the reward for me was the process of making this film and being here with everyone in London tonight. It’s such an honor for me to be amongst all these fans and wonderful people.”
As for the songs themselves — 12 of which Gaga co-wrote — the singer told Entertainment Weekly that she and Cooper and their songwriting partners wrote and rewrote the music all throughout filming. “There were so many songs too, there was so much work that was created, so many different incarnations of each song,” she said.
Added Cooper, who also directed the film: “It was an evolution, like the story. It went hand in hand. We knew the story we wanted to tell and then the music really became a character in the movie. There is no lyric that’s ever in any point of the movie that doesn’t have exactly to do with where one of them is, or hopes to be, or regrets being. That was our launching pad and then it was just about discovering what songs fit in the right places. We had wonderful songwriters that helped us and it was just an exploration. That’s the only way I know how to do it: You have to go to work every day with the people that you want to work with and try to create something.”
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(photos via Neal Preston/Warner Bros. Pictures + Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures)