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Stealing hearts, minds, and, let's face it, the entire 2019 Oscars, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed "Shallow" at the Academy Awards earlier tonight. The performance ended with the two of them gazing deeply into each other's eyes (as you do, when you're being watched by millions of people!), and Gaga taking home the Oscar for Best Song. The performance blew up Twitter, with people all over the country—oh, hell, the world! probably!—coming together to meme Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's Oscars performance. (opens in new tab)
In particular, people were blown away by their chemistry onstage—which, given that Cooper has a child with model Irina Shayk (sitting a few feet away (opens in new tab) in the front row), and Gaga only just broke up with fiancé Christian Carino, is almost certainly restricted to onstage. But this is the chemistry that garnered A Star Is Born seven Oscar nominations and a dedicated fan following, and the iconic anthem that is "Shallow"—which, as of now, is an Oscar-winning song.
Anyway, please take a moment for these Cooper and Gaga memes, a.k.a. Twitter coming together to do what it does best.
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Great performance by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, shown here if you missed it.#Oscars pic.twitter.com/mTUSX1dYvGFebruary 25, 2019
Me after watching lady gaga & Bradley Cooper singing 'shallow' on the #Oscars pic.twitter.com/QliA1O243cFebruary 25, 2019
Raise your hand if you thought Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were about to make out. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/PcJ41DpuPmFebruary 25, 2019
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper walking up on stage... pic.twitter.com/blKZipAr4aFebruary 25, 2019
Thanks to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga for giving me an excuse to weep on my couch on a Sunday!!! pic.twitter.com/CU37rUTFJ3February 25, 2019
Literally living for this moment with Bradley Cooper and @ladygaga at the #Oscars right now. https://t.co/TLYl9tc5Wd pic.twitter.com/jiDYkW9dhwFebruary 25, 2019
bradley cooper and lady gaga stepping on stage to do what needs to be done pic.twitter.com/endAh7Luv0February 25, 2019
Really looking forward to seeing Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing "Shallow" tonight. Here's a photo from the dress rehearsal. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/yEyavWiLspFebruary 25, 2019
Lady gaga and Bradley Cooper #oscars pic.twitter.com/ZoNnz2ynmoFebruary 25, 2019
Me waiting for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to make out already #TheOscars pic.twitter.com/rIpZrJoPSUFebruary 25, 2019
LIVE look at Lady Gaga’s lips and Bradley Cooper’s lips #Oscars pic.twitter.com/ArFiM2ZWVLFebruary 25, 2019
The look Lady Gaga gave to Bradley Cooper at the end of that performance was the live version of Nala looking at Simba in Lion King. She gonna feel the love tonight. #oscars pic.twitter.com/Y5aabH5LWeFebruary 25, 2019
We're far from the shallow now, indeed!
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Jenny is the Director of Content Strategy at Marie Claire. Originally from London, she moved to New York in 2012 to attend the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and never left. Prior to Marie Claire, she spent five years at Bustle building out its news and politics coverage. She loves, in order: her dog, goldfish crackers, and arguing about why umbrellas are fundamentally useless. Her first novel, EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD, will be published by Minotaur Books in 2024.
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