Lady Gaga is an unstoppable force this month. First came her breathtaking Super Bowl performance; then the incredible 10-song, career-spanning tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 GRAMMYs. She outdid herself at the 2016 Oscars, bringing the audience to its feet for a moving performance of "Til It Happens to You," from the documentary The Hunting Ground, co-written by eight-time nominee Diane Warren.
After an impassioned speech from Vice President Joe Biden to encourage people to speak up about acts of abuse and take the It's On Us pledge, Gaga sat at a grand piano to deliver a the anthem that at one point had the singer on the verge of tears, and at other points had her passionately singing as if speaking directly to her past abuser.
Gaga delivered the last chorus of song by bringing out a troupe of sexual assault victims who bravely joined the singer onstage with empowering messages on written on their arms like: "Not Your Fault," "Unbreakable," "It Happened to Me," "You Are Loved" and "Survivor." The performance closed with the star holding hands with the group.
"Til It Happens to You," is nominated for Best Original Song tonight.