“Will Bradley Cooper be submitted for Best New Artist?” jokes our forum poster Mr Brightside. He and his co-star Lady Gaga are already Oscar contenders for “A Star is Born,” but they just released their first single from the soundtrack on September 27, so now they could be Grammy contenders too. Watch the video for “Shallow” above.
“A Star is Born” premieres on October 5, which is the same date the soundtrack is released. The current Grammy eligibility period ends on September 30, which means the soundtrack as a whole won’t be eligible until the Grammys held in 2020. But “Shallow” has come out with three days to spare, so it’s eligible to compete for awards in the current Grammy cycle.
“Shallow” was co-written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. Ronson is a five-time Grammy winner who prevailed as Producer of the Year in 2008 thanks in large part to his work with Amy Winehouse on her album “Back to Black.” He also won Record of the Year for producing Winehouse’s “Rehab” that year, and he won that award again in 2016 for “Uptown Funk,” his collaboration with Bruno Mars.
Lady Gaga is a six-time Grammy champ. Her most recent bids came earlier this year: Best Pop Album for “Joanne” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Million Reasons.” So she’s already an old hand at these awards. She could walk Cooper through them, maybe get him fitted for his own tuxedo made of raw meat. Cooper doesn’t have a writing credit on “Shallow,” so he wouldn’t be eligible for prizes like Song of the Year or Best Visual Media Song, but he could get into performance categories like Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Movie music has fallen out of favor somewhat at the Grammys — even the blockbuster “Let it Go” from “Frozen” wasn’t nominated outside of visual media categories. But voting for nominations this year will take place from October 17-31, just a couple of weeks after “A Star is Born” opens when buzz for the film and its music may be at its loudest. So Cooper and Gaga might have to add a stop to their upcoming awards tour.
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