Lady Gaga won best actor (female) at the National Board Review awards and gave what may be the most touching celebrity speech in a long time. Straight off her Golden Globe win, the ‘A Star Is Born’actor gave special shout-outs to Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, and the Germanotta family. Her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, was in the audience and the two brought out the glam for Gaga’s special night. Lady Gaga has made plenty of news headlines on Thursday after she released a public statement about her previous duet with R Kelly. Simultaneously, her best actor speech has gone viral and has more than 50,000 YouTube views as she discussed what starring in the movie meant to her. Bradley Cooper won the best director award and while he didn’t win best actor, it was clear from Lady Gaga’s speech that he won her heart.
She also shared her award with the members of her Germanotta family. Lady Gaga has always mentioned her family and many of her songs are reflections of those who have inspired her.
Accepting her award she stated the following.
“We’ve always had a particular way of living and tackling life, my Italian immigrant family. Thank you for believing me in me mom. Thank you for believing in me in thick and thin so I can fulfill my dreams. I always do what I do to make my family proud.”
Lady Gaga also made it clear that she developed a close friendship with actor Sam Elliott who brought home the best supporting actor prize.