The new music epic, which stars Gaga and Bradley Cooper, was released earlier this month to rave reviews. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, the movie tells the tale of a hard-drinking musician who falls in love with a young singer who is attempting to make a name for herself.
Reviewing the soundtrack, NME wrote: “A Star is Born is one of the best Hollywood soundtracks of recent years. Far from being Oscar bait, these are songs that could feasibly shine on their own – and ones that feel entirely believable. Along with Best Actor gongs for Gaga and Cooper, a musical gong might just be in order too…”
US talk show host Ellen sent Twitter ablaze, when she declared that the film should be heavily featured in the Oscars next year. Gaga fans took online to share their chorus of praise:
I saw A Star Is Born last night. It was incredible! Both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper gave Oscar nomination performances. And once again, I'm in awe of Lady Gaga's incredible voice.
— Lisa E (@eleid) October 4, 2018
Just came back from seeing A Star Is Born.
Bradley Cooper might just be the greatest actor of our generation.
Lady Gaga brought perfection and one of the most beloved portrayals in history to the screen.
Give them their Oscars and Grammys now.
It's THAT good. pic.twitter.com/CfoDcTGVQ2
— Eric Alper ? (@ThatEricAlper) October 6, 2018
Gays we gotta focus. First we need get Lady Gaga the Oscar. That’s critical in securing the funding and interest in a project that may get her a Tony. It’ll need to be a slow year on Broadway, but if we set her up properly she will absolutely knock it out of the park.
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) October 2, 2018
if lady gaga doesn’t win an oscar i’m throwing hands with the ENTIRE academy
— dead inside ! (@dumbbitch69xo) October 8, 2018
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) October 6, 2018
Just got out of watching A Star Is Born. Still under full review embargo for a few days, but I can say that Lady Gaga is looking at an easy Best Actress Oscar nomination. The music is excellent and, hey, Bradley Cooper can direct the hell out of a movie. #AStarIsBorn
— Per My Last Emil (@EmilHofilena) October 4, 2018
lady gaga and bradley cooper coming for 2019 oscars pic.twitter.com/Zp9sagIwEP
— d (@ObserverOfGaga) October 7, 2018
LADY GAGA IN A STAR IS BORN HOLY SHIT HAND HER THE OSCAR ALREADY WHAT A PERFORMANCE!!!!!!!!!! #AStarIsBornMovie
— Grace ??? (@Grace_DeCampos) October 3, 2018
Good morning to everyone except the people who will spend all of Oscar season dismissing Lady Gaga's A Star is Born performance as "just playing a version of herself."
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) October 8, 2018
If you need me, I'll be here listening to the A Star is Born soundtrack on repeat until Lady Gaga wins her Oscar
— Monica Wojtal (@missmonners) October 8, 2018
Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists have also claimed that Lady Gaga fans are posting negative reviews of the film ‘Venom’ in order to enhance the success of ‘A Star Is Born‘.
Speaking to NME about the scenes shot at Glasto, Cooper said: “Oddly enough, if you’ve ever been to Glastonbury you know that feeling of comfort with 300,000 people – you feel safe. Once I got on stage centre, I felt very comfortable but the road to that was very terrifying!”
In the film, Cooper’s Maine falls in love with Ally (Lady Gaga), a talented young waitress-cum-singer as their careers head in entirely different trajectories.
Hailing his co-star’s acclaimed performance, Cooper said: “I was bowled over by how courageous she is and what an incredible artist – even beyond what I thought. But you know she’s not Lady Gaga, she’s an actress and she’s incredible at it. That’s the key of the character I asked her to play.
“When someone’s as good as she is in that role, you think that she must be playing herself. But she’s not, she’s playing Ally Campana – which is everything a director could’ve asked for.”