January 14, 2016

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Lady Gaga: Oscar Nomination ‘Lends a Voice To Victims & Survivors’

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Lady Gaga has dedicated her Oscar nomination for “Til It Happens To You” to the “victims & survivors” of sexual assault in a heartfelt post on Thursday (Jan. 14).

“Til It Happens To You,” co-written with Diane Warren, is a meditation on the pain of sexual assault and comes from the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground. Following the song’s nomination for best original song at the upcoming Academy Awards, Gaga tweeted out a photo message to fans — written on a typewriter, no less!

“This nomination lends a voice to victims & survivors all over the world. Thank you to THE ACADEMY for recognizing the movement of people who have come together for this film & song in the name of sexual assault. Myself and Diane are simply honored to represent the voices of so many SURVIVORS. LG”

Along with Gaga, the Weeknd and Sam Smith are two more popular artists who have scored Oscar noms this year. Click here for the full list of nominees.

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