At the 91st Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, Rossomando, along with co-writers Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt, won the award for ‘Best Original Song’ for “Shallow” for the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack.
Minutes before winning the Oscar, the film’s stars, Gaga and Bradley Cooper, performed the song live to a standing ovation.
Something major just happened. After “Shallow” perf, @ladygaga & Bradley Cooper exited stage for commercial break. During break, they came back to their seats from stage then audience gave them another standing o. I’ve never seen that happen for any performers. Cue embrace#Oscars pic.twitter.com/k9wNh66tn1— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) February 25, 2019
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The songwriting team also won a Golden Globe and a Grammy for ‘Shallow’, with Gaga winning a second Grammy in the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” category, along with Bradley Cooper.
Rossomando began his musical career in local bands on stages in and around New Haven before moving onto stints with bands like The Damn Personals, The Libertines, and Dirty Pretty Things.
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In a January phone interview with the New Haven Register, Rossomando said that he is honored that the song has resonated with so many people.
“‘Shallow’ speaks to the power of vulnerability. I’m proud to have written it with friends and deeply touched that it resonates with so many people. An award is icing on a cake.”