"Jennifer Hudson quietly mouthing YES during Gaga’s acceptance speech is my exact mood," wrote one user on Twitter

By Jason Duaine Hahn
February 24, 2019 11:30 PM

As a Lady Gaga gave an emotional acceptance speech at the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, she had a star visibly pulling for her in the audience.

Gaga took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for her work on A Star Is Born’s signature song, “Shallow” and after thanking co-star Bradley Cooper and her collaborators, she spoke about the importance of determination in getting her to the big stage.

“If you are at home and sitting on your couch watching this right now, all I have to say is this is hard work,” Gaga said.

“I have worked hard for a long time, and it is not about winning but it’s about not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it,” she continued. “There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or beaten up, it’s about how many times you stand up and are brave.”

While Gaga gave her inspirational speech, cameras showed singer Jennifer Hudson mouthing “yes, yes.”

The sweet moment quickly went spread on social media.

“Jennifer Hudson quietly mouthing YES during Gaga’s acceptance speech is my exact mood,” wrote one user on Twitter.

“Hudson is stage mom-ing Lady Gaga through this speech,” tweeted another.

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Earlier in the night, Hudson, 37, performed the song “I’ll Fight,” from the nominated documentary RBG, about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Gaga was also nominated for Best Actress while her costar and director Cooper was nominated for Best Actor, and the film was up for Best Picture.

Cooper’s directorial debut follows up-and-coming singer Ally (Gaga) as veteran performer Jackson Maine (Cooper) helps launch her career.

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In addition to her speech, the 32-year-old singer performed an intimate “Shallow” duet with Cooper. They sang cheek-to-cheek, ending the song staring into each other’s eyes.

“Shallow” marked Gaga’s second nomination in the Best Original Song category following 2016’s “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground.

The 91st Academy Awards were broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.

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