“This nomination lends a voice to victims and survivors all over the world,” she wrote on an old-school typewriter. “Thank you to THE ACADEMY for recognizing the movement of people who have come together for this film & song in the name of sexual assault.”
Gaga co-wrote the song with Diane Warren for the 2015 documentary film, The Hunting Ground, which focuses on rape on college campuses.
“Myself and Diane are simply honored to represent the voices of so many SURVIVORS,” Gaga concluded her tweet.
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Both the song and music video received positive reviews for its unflinching depictions of sexual assaults on young adults.
“Til It Happens to You” earned a best original song nomination.
The 2016 Academy Award ceremony will air Feb. 28.