Lady Gaga’s 2019 Oscars acceptance speech for Best Song is the morning pep talk you need

The 2019 Oscars are today, February 24th, and Lady Gaga just won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for  “Shallow” from the A Star Is Born soundtrack. Gaga took the stage to accept the honor with her collaborators, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt—and we’re already calling her speech one of the best of the night. The pop icon-turned-award-winning actress stood in front of the crowd, teary-eyed, while speaking directly to viewers at home.

"If you are at home and you're sitting on your couch, all I have to say is this is hard work," she began. "I've worked hard for a long time, and it's not about—it's not about—winning. It's about not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. [...] And it's not about how many times you get rejected, or you fall down, or you're beaten up. It's about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going."

Okay, we’re crying. And Gaga’s message resonated with so many people.


Now excuse us while we go write this entire speech out in Sharpie on our bathroom mirrors.

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