Fresh off Lady Gaga's win for “American Horror Story” at the Golden Globes on Sunday, the eccentric singer will have another stab at awards-show victory. On Thursday (Jan. 14), Gaga was nominated for an Oscar for her original song "Til It Happens To You" from “The Hunting Ground,” the story of finding justice for college rape survivors.
"You tell me it gets better, it gets better in time/ You say I'll pull myself together, pull it together, you'll be fine/ Tell me, what the hell do you know?" she sings on the track, which was paired with the gutwrenching, incredibly hard-to-watch video.
The song gives a voice to sexual assault survivors who were told how to behave after their rape, much like the subjects in the film.
“This nomination lends a voice to so many victims and their families around the world," Gaga wrote in a statement. "Thank you to The Academy for recognizing the movement of people who have come together around 'The Hunting Ground' and 'Til It Happens To You' in the name of sexual assault. Diane Warren and I are simply honored to represent the voices of so many survivors.”
Diane Warren, who composed the track and has eight Oscar noms, threw her support to Gaga: "It means a lot to Lady Gaga and me that the song has been recognized by the Academy and has also resonated so deeply with survivors of sexual assault, giving a voice to this movement as well as comfort and empowerment to those who have experienced any difficult situation in their lives.”
Gaga also has six Grammys to her name, and now, with an Oscar nomination, EGOT speculation begins... with a background in theater, and her spot on television, the odds are not that far off.