Lady Gaga claims she slept through the Oscar noms & ‘didn’t know anything about it’

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

One of my weirdest and most random favorite things is when people talk about what they were doing and where they were when they found out they were nominated for an Oscar. I like to imagine all of the nominees in their homes and the feel that vicarious joy of hearing their names on the nominations list. It’s such a nerdy thing to love, but here we are. I love it when people admit that they got up to watch the noms, and I love it when they admit that they were scared or nervous before they heard their names. We live in an era when “coolness” is too often defined by how apathetic you are, but every single nominee wanted that nomination and wanting things is cool too. Like, I loved that Spike Lee talked about waking up and watching the noms in bed with his wife and dog. That was adorable to me.

Unfortunately, there were some nominees who were still insistent on trying to sound “cool” and like everything was a complete surprise. Enter Lady Gaga and her Taylor Swift-esque performative “shock” at having been recognized for anything involving A Star Is Born. Gaga claims she slept through the nominations. O RLY.

Lady Gaga was overcome with emotion after finding out she scored an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in A Star Is Born. The singer, 32, told The New York Times on Tuesday she slept through the nominations but “woke up about 8:30.”

“I didn’t know anything about it,” Gaga said. She then dialed her manager, who told her the news. “I just burst into tears,” Gaga told the Times.

[From People]

8:30 am PST? That would have been three hours after the nominations came out. Do you believe that NO ONE called her cell phone or her landline during those hours, or if they did, she didn’t hear the phone? No. I don’t believe that. Then again, I don’t believe that she was asleep, full stop. I think she got up like everybody else to watch, and she doesn’t want to admit it because then it would look like she was “trying” and trying isn’t cool, apparently.

Incidentally, I think Gaga’s Oscar campaign is struggling and she and Bradley Cooper are trying to figure out how to play the next few weeks. Bradley was “snubbed” for a Best Director nomination, but I think he knows his best shot at getting the film anything is with Gaga’s Best Actress nomination, and of course with their Best Song nomination. I genuinely believe Gaga and B-Coop will win Best Song. I just think that Glenn Close is going to end up winning the Oscar for Best Actress.

24th Annual Critic's Choice Awards Arrivals

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  1. paranormalgirl says:

    Oh stahp. She was up watching like everyone else in Hollywood.

    • Erinn says:

      I mean, she probably did watch. But the woman has fibromyalgia (as do I) and I was definitely in my bad by 730 last night because it was a bad pain/energy day. Gaga is extra, but I wouldn’t AUTOMATICALLY discount this based on my understanding of how debilitation and exhausting this condition is… and the more stressed/nervous you are about something, the symptoms tend to amplify. And she’s still been doing a decent amount of press / campaigning, so I think she’s probably feeling a bit run down.

      • DS9 says:

        My mother has fibro and it causes her sleep issues. She’s likely to be up early and then back to bed later in the morning. She’s exhausted but it doesn’t necessarily translate to being able to sleep for long periods of time.

        I don’t say this to discount your experience but to say that we can’t really know how fibro affects her sleep patterns but we do know how precious she’s been about this movie.

      • Erinn says:

        Oh, 100% DS9 – I personally lean on the insomnia end most of the time. Sleep is really hard to get in general for me. But then there’s times where I just full on crash. Or I’ll have a miserable nights’ sleep and then be back in bed an hour or two after getting up. But I’ve had a lot of extra stress and pain over the last two weeks and last night was one of those ‘my body is done with the day’ kind of nights. I just crashed. And I can imagine she’s been holding onto a lot of nervous energy lately.

        I agree that Gaga has been super over the top precious about it, and she has been THIRSTY for an oscar. I mean … she’s probably lying. And if she didn’t have the condition I’d say she was 100%. But I think because of it there IS a chance that she did sleep through it.

      • minx says:

        It’s not just that she said she slept through it, she said she “didn’t know anything about it.” Why lie like that?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Plus…she just opened TWO different residency shows in Vegas (there’s a pop show and a jazz show) and had shows on Jan. 19th and 20th. She’s got a ton on her plate right now.

    • Sash says:

      Lol right? She’s been thirsty all season.

      • smcollins says:

        We all knew her awards campaigning was going to be pretentious as hell so this whole “I slept through the OSCAR (the BIG prize) nominations” is total b.s. imo 🙄

      • velourazure says:

        First Rami, now her? Lots of fibbers today.

    • Snazzy says:

      Exactly. I read the title and thought bitch please

  2. Char says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Gaga wasn’t great at all? At some moments her acting was madonnish, to say the least. And the song isn’t great either. After that speach with fake tears and now this obvious lie…girl, stop.

    • KLO says:

      well yeah, this whole shtick is obviously working for her so whatever. I dislike most of the things she does so I dont care. Not gonna deny she has some talent though….eh

    • Cindy says:

      Hah, “Madonna-ish” is a good way to put it. I dont think she was great at all either. She was good. Surprisingly good for a pop star, but not incredible. If a less known actress had done that performance, nobody would care.

    • Riley says:

      She was good and played the role well, but honestly I don’t think it’s award worthy. I think there are much more deserving actresses. Like her being tied with Glenn Close was criminal!! Not on her best day is she in Glenn’s universe for acting! Song, yes, Best Actress? PLEASE!!

    • SpillDatT says:

      How can I upvote this? I find her entire personality exhausting. And the fake-crying at every interview/award – miss me with that.

  3. Lindy79 says:


  4. Janey says:

    Much like I slept through childbirth I expect, easy done.

    • Q T Hush says:

      LOL! and I read “Gone With The Wind” during mine ( labor 34.5 hours). Why must everyone lie? I guess the trickle down theory works in regards to starting at the top about being honest.

  5. Case says:

    I flat out don’t believe her. She wants this VERY badly, and as you said, it’s kinda sweet when people get up early to see if they’re nominated (at least I think so). Celebrities who are nerdy and excited about their very cool lives are much more endearing to me than people who act like they’re above it all. I haven’t liked her behavior at all during award season, and her acting like she’s too cool to care if she was nominated for an Oscar isn’t helping.

  6. Tanguerita says:

    Oh Gaga, just shup the fuck up, you thirsty fool. Everyone knows that you spent the whole night pacing your house, waiting for this call. I so so so hope she doesn’t win. I am generally sick and tired of actors who pretend to be cool about nominations. Yesterday Richard E Grant celebrated his nomination with video – it was so refreshing to see a real, serious thespian to be excited and humbled (no matter what we think about Oscars).

    • minx says:

      Really. Her 100-people-in-the-room story, her fake name, fake looks, and silly lies are turning me off.

  7. chocolate princess says:

    I LOVE LADY GAGA. I think she is a talented musician, singer and actress, however, I hope to God ( sorry to call his name in vain) that she doesn’t win the best actress Oscar. This is one should go to the well deserved Glenn Close. I have watched the Wife and she was superb… GLENN CLOSE FOR THE WIN

    • Sarah says:

      I couldn’t agree more, Glenn Close in that movie is SPECTACULAR. I would say her finest role to date, and considering her body of work, that is really saying something. I think this will be the year she gets her “due” Oscar and she made quite an impression with her speech when she won the Golden Globe, I believe the Academy voters will really respond to that. Gaga will still get her Oscar for the mantle for Best Song and that’ll be that.

  8. Vexa says:

    There’s always one every year – I remember Justin Timberlake last year (year before?) saying he was sleeping so he made his wife sit up and watch them.

  9. SlightlyAnonny says:

    I hate liars and lying and I really hate stupid lies. No one believes this, she’s not even a good enough actress to sell the line to make people believe it. Stop, just stop. There is nothing wrong with enthusiasm and ambition. Just admit you want it and you were up at the crack of dawn and you were honored by it! Too cool for school will not win the award….unless she knows she’s probably already lost it to Glenn Close.

  10. markya says:

    she’s so humble! She even sleeps through oscar nominations!

  11. CairinaCat says:

    Sure Jan..we believe you

  12. Giddy says:

    Well, I doubt she’ll sleep through when she loses to Glenn Close.

  13. Mia4s says:

    I actually laughed out loud when I read this. I’d believe people who say they didn’t watch because they were too nervous or working….but they’re awake. I mean…come on.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Why even say this? No one is going to believe her, it just makes her look ridiculous.

  15. TheOriginalMia says:

    I don’t believe her. She’s not going to win. I hope Shallow loses because All the Stars is a better song.

  16. molly says:

    Sure, Jan.
    I LOVED the video of Julie Cohen and Betsy West, directors of the RGB documentary, watching themselves get a nomination. Pure joy.

  17. girl_ninja says:

    I’m looking forward to this award season being over.

  18. RBC says:

    The only reason to watch the Oscars this year is to see the look on Lady Gaga’s face if she doesn’t win.
    That will be priceless

  19. Cee says:

    Yeah, right. Next.

  20. Tw says:

    Right. And every actress who ever had a baby lost ALL of the weight breastfeeding. And celebrities go to rehab to treat exhaustion.

  21. elimaeby says:

    I second everyone else here calling shenanigans, but also: can the blowing a kiss pose just die already? I thought La Lohan killed it in ’07-’09. Why are people still doing this?!

  22. Beatrix says:

    WHATEVER, lady. Be real about your ambition, it’s Oh-KAY.

  23. Michelle says:

    She was good in ASIB but definitely not oscar worthy. The award is definitely between Glenn Close & Olivia Coleman who was fantastic in the favourite.

  24. HK9 says:

    Bullshit. She was up at the crack of dawn in a ballgown with Tiffany jewelry.

  25. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Lyin’ like a rug.

  26. Emilia says:

    Is it mean if I hope she loses both awards? Prior to ASIB I was indifferent to Gaga but this inauthentic, disingenuous, faux-cry, “oh little ‘ol me” campaign schtick has made me actively dislike her.

  27. Veronica says:

    While her veracity is in doubt, I’ve done this before with things I’m really excited/eager to get because the anxiety is too intense. I shut off my television and all of my devices and wait until the next day to see the results.

  28. Helen says:

    steffani is so insincere. be real, be a person, not some bizarre version of what you conceptualize an “entertainer” should be. gosh, she’s exhausting!

  29. Eleonor says:

    I liked her when she first came out, seriously. She was doing good pop/dance songs, I think Bad Romance is one of the greatest video of the last decade. Then she wanted to be “taken seriously” and everything to me went south, even her music.
    I really don’t want her to have that Oscar, her campaing is tiring like Anne Hathaway.
    And I think it would be about time to give a damn Oscar to Glenn freaking Close, that woman should have gotten one even before Gaga was born.

  30. amp122076 says:

    The movie wasn’t that great and she’s super affected and annoying. The end.

  31. phlyfiremama says:

    Yeah, whatever. LOL

  32. ChillyWilly says:

    What a phoney asshole.

  33. gobo says:

    Christ. There’s one every year, isn’t there?

  34. Pandy says:

    I slept the sleep of angels and woke refreshed only to call my manager for updates on that silly Oscar thing. And lo! I received a nomination! Thank heavens my manager had this information as I would never have googled this for myself.

  35. billypilgrim says:

    Gurl, please.
    You know she and all her help (whom she wouldn’t let get a wink of sleep) were watching every phone, iPad, and giant TV up in her house.

    I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, BUT I would have been lying in my bed on a device watching.

  36. reg says:

    She’s been sleeping with her phone under her pillow….that’s okay the Oscar
    will go to Olivia Colman…

  37. TAM says:

    I hope LG is not THAT delusional to even remotely think she has a chance to win Best Actress. She will probably win Best Song, but that’s about it. I actually liked the movie and thought she gave a pretty solid performance for a first timer, but it was not an Oscar worthy performance at all. I am still kind of pissed Emma Stone won for La La Land. I like Emma but she did not deserve that award.

  38. SpillDatT says:

    Pleaseee let Best Song go to Kendrick Lamar. Pleaseeeeeee.

  39. PhillyGal says:

    I can’t imagine that her comments about not knowing anything about it, and sleeping for three hours after the announcements, will endear her to Oscar voters.

  40. Jayna says:

    Utter bull. Your phone blows up with texts and calls from everyone congratulating her. But she wakes up at 8:30 and calls her manager, and the first she heard. Her parents, Bradley Cooper, on and on would be calling and texting. She would see all those text messages. What a pretentious artist.

    Spike Lee rocked his joy.

  41. Sam says:

    There is nothing wrong with wanting to be nominated for an Oscar. By pretending not to be desperate she seems more desperate, they all do.

    Nobody will beat Bloated Dicaprio. The whole “give Leo an Oscaaaaaar” was sickening.