Lady Gaga wandered around the Oscar luncheon looking like Norma Desmond

Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2019

Here are some photos of Lady Gaga at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday, and some photos of Bradley Cooper at the Directors Guild Awards over the weekend. Style note: Gaga’s white dress is Louis Vuitton, and it’s not great. It IS conservative, which is probably the point. Oscar-nominated Gaga wants to show the Academy that she’s not all about meat dresses and drama. She can be “establishment” and “conservative” too. I also have to keep reminding myself that Gaga is ONLY 32 years old. She’s wandering around the Oscar luncheon looking like Norma Desmond just to get those old farts to like her and vote for her.

Anyway, I don’t have some huge gossip story to go along with these photos, I just wanted to make some general remarks about the journey Gaga and Bradley Cooper have been through over the past six months. Back in August/September, everyone said that they would be the Oscar frontrunners and favorites. Now that it’s February and we’re in the last stretch of Oscar voting, I’m not even sure that they’ll win Best Song. For sure, that’s their only shot at any Oscar. Gaga’s Best Actress hopes were dashed by Glenn Close’s stellar performance in The Wife, and the Academy didn’t even like A Star Is Born enough to give Bradley a director nom. Speaking of, Bradley didn’t win anything at the DGAs, where he was nominated for Best Feature and Best First Feature. He lost both, to Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) and Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) respectively.

All of which to say… I understand why B-Coop and Gaga keep getting “snubbed” for everything. A Star Is Born never deserved to be an Oscar frontrunner, which CB and I discussed in this week’s Gossip With Celebitchy podcast. It was always a middling film with a bad script. Still, I feel sorry for Gaga. She’s brightened up the Oscar season and I do hope that she and Bradley win Best Song for “Shallow.”

Oscars Nominees Luncheon 2019

71st Annual DGA Awards Press Room

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I want “All the Stars” to win. Forget “Shallow”, and forget that whole 4th remake of the same crap.

    • Mia4s says:

      Reports are that so far Kendrick Lamar has not signed to perform on the show. Apparently at this point Robert Iger (CEO of Disney, which owns ABC) is involved to try and convince him/ apply pressure.

      LMAO! Kendrick is nominated for an Oscar and couldn’t give less of a s**t! I love it!

    • missskitttin says:

      What is “All the stars”?

  2. eliseridge says:

    Her make-up looks clown-like set against all of the white of a dress.

  3. Doodle says:

    Hard to believe Gaga is 32. She looks to be in her 40’s.

  4. me says:

    what has she done to her face?

  5. Tw says:

    Her makeup. Yikes

  6. Darla says:

    Is it crazy I love that dress? It looks awful on her, but on a stunning brunette? I think it would be killer.

  7. jan90067 says:

    I’m imagining her wandering around the luncheon going, “I’m ready for my close-up!! I’m ready!! I’m ready!!! WHERE ARE YOU?? I”M READY!!” LOLOLOLOL

  8. Ashley says:

    Her face is so puffy

  9. xdanix says:

    Poor old ASIB.

    I do feel bad for BCoop- he was interviewed about awards season at the luncheon yesterday, and he just shrugged and said (apparently with a very tired look) “It’s almost over, right?”. This has been a horrible ending to what launched with such promise in Venice for them. And look, love or hate the movie- it’s not WORSE than frontrunner BR, which it and he have now lost to repeatedly. I would think it’s much more deserving than actual frontrunners Bohemian Tragedy, or Green Book, in fact. But that’s beside the point, I guess- no way it or he wins now. I just hope they don’t lose Shallow too (because with the way their luck has gone that WOULD happen to them, right?!)

  10. Celebitchy says:

    Shut your mouth The Place Where Lost Things Go is a masterpiece.

  11. Pearlime says:

    I’m not sorry for them. Everything around and about this movie was done to get them Oscars and I am sure they – like Leonardo DiCaprio – hired every Oscar lobbyist available. Sometimes you can buy yourself an Oscar, and sometimes you have to accept that someone else did a better job (either at acting or at greasing an academy meber’s palm – and hopefully this year it will be about acting again)
    The tiny violins concert is this way >>

    btw. I’m rooting for Kendrick and BP for best song.

  12. PhillyGal says:

    She is SUCH a talented musician. But her messing with her face, her stunts, her reinventions of herself all scream insecurity and a need for constant attention. I don’t see authenticity from her. It’s a shame.

    • sunshine gold says:

      Agree. I find her really hard to take seriously because she doesn’t exude much warmth or realness.

  13. Anne says:

    ASIB is so much better than Green Book and Vice though. And Bradley deserves to win best picture not Rami Malek’s fake teeth.

  14. Lala11_7 says:

    I LOVE the construction of the dress…I hate her hair color and makeup…

    ASIB made me want to flip tables regarding Bradley, ain’t NOBODY got time for a selfish ass man with more baggage than a Southwest Airlines mid-morning flight to ATL from Chicago…I thought Gaga was good in her role, though I couldn’t get used to seeing her without her “Gaga” face on…and half the movie I was watching her face like…WTF?!? The highlight of ASIB is Sam Elliott (btw…I saw him and Blythe Danner in an independent film that came out in 2015 called “See you in my dreams”…it was heartfelt…light…dark…it was pretty perfect)…and the live music…the music and performances ARE EXCELLENT!

    ASIB is getting what it deserves regarding awards season (no shade)…and Sam BETTA WIN!!!!

    • Jerusha says:

      After Sam died in SYIMD did Blythe get with the pool cleaner? Can’t remember. Good movie.
      Did you see The Hero? That role was written specifically for him and he’s in nearly every frame.

  15. Sam says:

    Should have brought Tony Bennett with her as her date. He could sing “Lady is a Tramp” while she says, ” I’m big! It’s the meat dresses that got small.”

  16. Jerusha says:

    I’d be perfectly happy if Black Panther or BlacKKKlansman took BP, but I’m not really excited about this year. I’m still aghast that The Greatest Show on Earth won BP for 1952 and one of the greatest movies ever made-Singin’ in the Rain-was not even nominated.

  17. Jane says:

    The eyebrows. How far do they plan to take this trend?

  18. TheOriginalMia says:

    All the Stars for Best Song.

    I don’t feel sorry for them. This movie and everything about it was Oscar bait and it didn’t catch anything except nominations. That’s how it goes sometimes. She seems to have taken the losses better than Cooper, though. Maybe it’s because she’s won other awards. Not sure.

  19. Tony says:

    I need to say something about L.Gaga: She is and will always be a person who watches over the Gay community! The other thing is & I did not read anything on ASIBorn- but the body language when she won at the Golden Globes with the director – something was NOT right, leading me to think there was trouble on the set and many comments on her face- hair – & the dress ain’t bad etc all of which can change at a moments notice
    — she has not won a Tony Award, so maybe her next venture after Las Vegas

  20. cheche says:

    That dress is straight up Dolly Parton!

  21. Anna says:

    Gaga is cancelled for me since she worked with R. Kelly. Everything was out there, his horrific abuses of Black girls, and she still decided it was a good idea to record with him and make a video, etc. Some half-assed backing out of it but sorry, I don’t accept that. She knew. Black girls and women are worthless to almost everyone but ourselves–and we have to work hard at self-love because we know we’re all we’ve got–and I’m sick of how she is glorified as some self-acceptance savior. F* her. And she looks completely drugged out here and thirsty as f*. Whatever. Regina King should win for If Beale Street Could Talk. That’s it.

  22. Ides of March says:

    She just exhausts me. I hope ASIB wins nothing but I know that’s not going to happen. Just blech.

  23. Lizbear says:

    I actually like this dress. I think her hair and makeup are off but the dress is lovely.

    I had the chance to attend the premiere of A Star is Born at the Toronto Film Festival and sat directly in front of her as she gave her speech before the screening. I have to say I was in awe of how stunning she is in person. She has one of those faces that doesn’t photograph as well as it could but in person she truly shines.

  24. Rico says:

    She is beautiful but she looks nothing like Norma Desmond. She’s clearly channeling Veronica Lake and Constance Cummings’ gown from Blythe Spirit.