Tony Bennett shares sweet congratulatory message to Lady Gaga on her "history making" Oscar nomination

Publish Date
Friday, 27 January 2023, 4:56PM

Earlier this week it was announced Lady Gaga has been nominated for her fourth Oscar – her third in the best original song category – for her powerful anthem 'Hold My Hand' from the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.

And her pal Tony Bennett couldn't be prouder of the 36-year-old pop star.

Following the news, the legendary crooner took to social media to share his congratulations for the songstress.

Alongside a photo of them cuddled up together, he wrote: "Congratulations to the amazingly talented Lady Gaga on her 4th Oscar nomination!

"Today, Lady Gaga makes history as the first female artist to receive three nominations in the 'Best Original Song' category at the Oscars. So proud of you!" 

Gaga will go up against Rihanna's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever song 'Lift Me Up', Son Lux's 'This Is a Life' from Everything Everywhere All at Once, the RRR song 'Naatu Naatu' and the Diane Warren–penned 'Applause' from Tell It Like a Woman.

Gaga previously won Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscars for 'Shallow,' which she recorded with Bradley Cooper for their acclaimed romantic drama A Star Is Born.

She was also previously nominated for 'Til It Happens to You' from The Hunting Ground in 2015.

The first Top Gun won the Oscar for Best Original Song for Berlin's 'Take My Breath Away'.

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