TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 09: Bradley Cooper (L) and Lady Gaga attend the “A Star Is Born” premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

On awards show nomination announcement days, Lady Gaga’s fiancé and agent Christian Carino will usually leave a little note with the good news for her read when she wakes up. Gaga likes to sleep in because she’s usually performing such late night. This morning, however, Gaga says there was no note to be found from Carino. “So I called my manager, Bobby — cause Bobby’s good with bad news — to see what was going on,” the Shallow singer told the LA Times. “And then he told me all the nominations, and I just started crying.”

Gaga is nominated for Best Actress at this year’s Academy Awards for her role as Ally in the Bradley Cooper-directed film A Star Is Born. The movie also scored a nomination for Best Actor (Cooper) and Best Original Song. “It was so sweet, I was getting messages this morning from my [‘Shallow’] co-writers, and they wrote something funny: ‘Tell me something, boy, aren’t you happy we made all that noise?’” Gaga recalls. “I think sometimes people forget that even though this is a big movie, we’re all really artists that are like kids playing in a sandbox. To be recognised at this level just makes the heart explode, because truly and deeply, I still very much feel like a child with big dreams.”

The popstar who is currently undertaking a Vegas residency says it would be a tremendous honour to perform Shallow at the Oscars with Cooper. The latter missed out on a nomination for Best Director, despite being nominated in the same category at both the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards. “You never know what’s going to happen,” Gaga said when asked if she was upset Cooper didn’t make the cut. “But at the end of the day, he knows that he’s the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast. I know that he’s so happy that we’ve all been nominated and that the film was recognized and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition.”

The Academy Awards win air on Monday 25 February at 12 noon in Australia.