Warren shared a similar sentiment. “It means a lot to Lady
Gaga and me that the song has been recognized by the Academy and has also
resonated so deeply with survivors of sexual assault, giving a voice to this
movement as well as comfort and empowerment to those who have experienced any
difficult situation in their lives,” she said in a statement. Warren herself
has been nominated for seven Oscars in this category.
Prior to the nomination, Gaga opened up about her own
experiences in the aftermath of being raped at 19, speaking candidly about the
song in conversation with TimesTalk. "The only person in
this scenario that can heal you is yourself, and that is the complicated
process,” she remarked.
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“I didn't tell anyone for I think seven years," she
shared. "I didn't know how to even think about it, I didn't know how to
accept it, I didn't know how to not blame myself or think it was my fault. It
was something that really changed my life. It changed who I was completely. It
changed my body, it changed thoughts.”
While the nomination itself carries a heavy weight, the 2016
Academy Awards promise to be more of a celebratory affair thanks to an
impending reunion between Gaga and fellow nominee, Leonardo DiCaprio.
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