Tuesday, May 28, 2024

A Star is Torn: Lady Gaga Must Choose Between the Grammys and BAFTA, Or Somehow Do Both


It’s the toughest choice a superstar must make: which awards show to appear on. And on which continent.

So far the Grammys have been mum on Lady Gaga appearing or performing on this Sunday’s show. At the same time, there’s no word from BAFTA whether the Best Actress nominee for “A Star is Born” will be with them in London on Sunday night.

For Gaga, the Grammys are important because Oscar voting begins two days later. She’s a cinch to win Best Song for “Shallow,” but nothing is written in concrete.

The BAFTAs are also important for Gaga and “A Star is Born.” Even though the movie hasn’t won any awards yet. you never know what’s going to happen. Even though Gaga has tied with or lost to Glenn Close in most settings, Olivia Colman would be the BAFTA favorite for “The Favourite.”

Bradley Cooper is going to BAFTA. But what will Gaga do?

The simple solution would be a live performance via Satellite from London for Gaga at the Grammys. That would still be very effective and allow her to be in two places at once.

Of course, a live in person performance at the Grammys can’t be equaled. And Lady G. could be with Cooper in spirit, knowing she’s unlikely to win.

What a conundrum! Wouldn’t we all like to have these problems? So stay tuned. Whichever decision is made, we will all be the better for it!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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