Lady Gaga’s thoughtful gestures show the soft side of showbiz

While Hollywood is still reeling from Will Smith’s slap in the face, one celebrity has proven to be a beacon of kindness and goodwill amid the 2022 awards season drama.

Millions of viewers around the world saw Smith take to the Oscars stage and slap Chris Rock for a joke he made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

The incident caused countless shots and thoughts and left a sour taste for many about what should have been a special post-pandemic celebration of talent.

But amid the cruel jokes, slaps and backlash, there were, of course, moments of lighter togetherness.

Lady Gaga attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Enter Lady Gaga – the Oscar-winning pop star and actress has proven herself to be the Miss Congeniality of the 2022 awards season with her acts of goodwill towards others.

At the Grammys on Sunday night, the star – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – went viral when she helped SZA, who was wearing crutches, with the train of her dress as she walked to the stage to accept an award .

Gaga was also part of one of the most talked about moments at the Oscars last week when she appeared on stage with a frail Liza Minnelli to present the Best Picture award.

When Minnelli had trouble reading the teleprompter, Gaga helped her finish her line. She then leaned over and whispered reassuringly, “I got you.”

“I know,” Minnelli replied. “Thank you.”

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(L-R) Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli speak onstage during the 94th Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
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Ahead of those moments this awards season, Gaga was praised for how she cared for her longtime collaborator Tony Bennett, amid the musical icon’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

“When this music starts…something happens to him. He knows exactly what he’s doing. And what’s important to me, really, is just making sure I don’t get in the way of that,” said said the singer. in one 60 minutes special last October.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
Lady Gaga performs with Tony Bennett during her residency in Las Vegas in January 2019.
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At last night’s Grammys, Gaga broke down in tears after delivering a moving tribute to Bennett.

After being introduced by Bennett in a pre-recorded video, Gaga sang renditions of “Do I Love You” and “Love For Sale.”

Gaga and her longtime friend and duet partner were nominated for six Grammys this year with their single “I Get a Kick Out of You” nominated for Record of the Year, Duo/Pop Group Performance and Music Video of the year.

The duo won the Grammys for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for their second collaboration, love for sale, which also won Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and was nominated for Album of the Year. Their 2015 jazz record Cheek to cheekwon the Grammy for Traditional Pop Vocal Album that year.

Gaga’s thoughtful gestures haven’t gone unnoticed by fans either, with her kindness becoming a topic of conversation on Twitter in recent weeks.

“The class, kindness and glowing #respect Lady Gaga showed Liza Minnelli made up for a crazy night so much, and I promise you I’ll have a soft spot for Gaga for the rest of my life,” reads a tweet with plus over 11,000 likes.

While actress Yvette Nicole Brown similarly tweeted: “Did you see @ladygaga helping @sza (who is on crutches) with her train earlier? After that and the kindness she has shown to #LizaMinelli at the Oscars, WHOO! The care she shows others just FLOORS me. #GRAMMYs.

Lady Gaga also struck up an unlikely friendship with late English soap star June Brown after they appeared on The Graham Norton Show together in 2018.

The end EastEnders The star died on Sunday, April 3 at the age of 95, with many fans fondly remembering the fun times she had together with Gaga.

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