Bradley Cooper will be performing onstage at the 2019 Oscars alongside Lady Gaga. The two will sing their Oscar-nominated song ‘Shallow’.
The actor and director will take on a new role at the 2019 Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced last week that Cooper and Gaga will perform their song Shallow from A Star is Born together.
The song is from the movie Cooper directed himself. He also plays the role of a country singer with Gaga appearing opposite him as a struggling artist. While this is the first time Cooper will be performing in front of his peers, he has performed in front of an audience before. He recently made a surprise appearance at Gaga’s Vegas show and both of them performed a duet of the song Shallow.
Referring to his performance, Cooper told E! at the 2019 Directors Guild Awards in Hollywood, “That was terrifying. I just had to like, Zen out and just pray that I wouldn’t ruin her show. Because think about it, she just crushed it or two hours..and I thought, ‘Please let me just be on pitch.'” He also talked about his Oscars performance, saying, “I’m sure I’ll be terrified.”
Cooper was nominated for two Directors Guild Awards. However, he did not win. At the Oscars, Gaga and Cooper are nominated for their song Shallow. Furthermore, they are nominated individually for their performances in the movie. Cooper was not nominated for Best Director, but the movie is up for Best Picture.
Gaga recently took to Twitter to thank Cooper for his role in A Star is Born and for giving her a role. She wrote, “We are all so grateful Bradley loved “Shallow,” sang his heart out live, and truly the song would not be revered as it is without the brilliant film and moment Bradley created. The way he directed the moment and collaborated with us on how it would eventually be given to the world. Thank you B, and thank you Warner Bros.”
The Oscars will air on ABC On February 24.