During the ceremony, Gaga was presented with the first award of the evening, taking home Best Duo/Group Performance for her Bradley Cooper collaboration Shallow, taken from the soundtrack to their film A Star Is Born.
Collecting the award solo while Bradley Cooper is in the UK for the Baftas, Gaga spoke of the film’s prevalent themes, highlighting how relevant they are for so many people.
“I’m so proud to be part of a film that addresses mental health issues,” she said of A Star Is Born, adding: “They’re so important.
“And a lot of artists deal with that and we’ve got to take care of each other. So if you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away. And if you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody.”
Sunday proved to be a big night for A Star Is Born, which also picked up Best Song Written For Visual Media at the Grammys, as well as Best Film Music at the Baftas earlier that evening.
Next up is the Oscars, where Gaga has been recognised in the Best Actress category for the first time, while the film itself is up for Best Picture.
Sam Elliott and Bradley Cooper are also contenders for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor respectively, though the latter revealed earlier this week that he’d felt “embarrassed” to have been overlooked in the Best Director category.
Useful websites and helplines:
- Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393
- Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill.)
- The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email: email@example.com
- Rethink Mental Illness offers practical help through its advice line which can be reached on 0300 5000 927 (open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm). More info can be found on www.rethink.org.