Lady Gaga snubbed at Oscars 2022—but she reacted perfectly to this slight from the Academy

Despite expectations, Lady Gaga did not earn a nomination for her performance on House of Gucci

Lady Gaga snubbed at Oscars 2022
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released its list of nominees for this year’s Oscars—set to take place on March 27—and, although expected to earn a nod for her role on House of Gucci, Lady Gaga was ultimately snubbed. Fans aren’t happy.

In House of Gucci, Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider who marries into the Gucci family and kicks off a battle for the control of the historical brand. 

The 35-year-old actor’s performance did earn her a slew of nominations at other major award shows, including the BAFTA Awards, the SAG Awards, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Golden Globes—a fact that makes the Academy's decision to gloss over her in the Oscars 2022, all the more shocking.

Overall, the movie is nominated in the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category, and Lady Gaga took to Instagram to congratulate her co-workers on the nod. 

"I could not be happier for a man I call my brother, who I've worked with for the last 15 years, @fredericaspiras, for his nomination in Makeup & Hairstyling for House of Gucci. Frederic was magical, precise, and dedicated months leading up to shoot and during filming," she wrote on the social media platform alongside a photo of the two of them together. 

"He prepared dozens of wigs for months and months, and did at least a year of preparation. He's a living genius and Freddie, we are all so grateful to just even be near your talent, creativity and generosity of spirit." 

"You continue to show your artistic DNA, your plan, your vision, and your deep connection to your family that drives you to excellence at all times. I love you, I'm rooting for you."

She went on to elegantly praise this year's other nominees as well. "Congratulations on all your hard work, dedication, your nomination and YOUR magic — you all deserve major recognition for what was a truly beautiful landscape of performances and accomplishments this past year," she wrote. 

"Your dedication during Covid, your huge hearts, and your ability to tell amazing stories is a gift to the whole world during what is for many a very hard time. Congratulations my friends. Bravo!"

House of Gucci starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver

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This isn't Lady Gaga's first rodeo at the Oscars. The multitalented artist was nominated for her role in A Star is Born in 2019, where she played opposite Bradley Cooper. The chemistry between the two was so palpable that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were surrounded by romance rumors for years after their performance together.

The star was also nominated in the Best Original Song category for her work on Til It Happens To You from the documentary The Hunting Ground in 2016. She won in the latter category three years ago, earning praise for her song Shallow, part of the soundtrack to A Star is Born.

Fans took to social media to comment on the recent snubbing. "Lady Gaga is officially an Oscar snub," one fan tweeted. 

"The Oscars should now be aware [that] this whole narrative that's been taking shape [over] Lady Gaga's snub this year will ultimately set the stage for her eventual Best Actress win," said another fan. 

"It's inevitable. She's coming for more. Talent always wins in the end and we all know SHE CAN." We, of course, wholeheartedly agree!

Anna Rahmanan

Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.