Hamden native Rossomando wins Oscar for Best Original Song


A Golden Globe, a Grammy, and now an Oscar for Hamden native Anthony Rossomando.

At the 91st Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, Rossomando, along with co-writers Lady GagaMark 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.

The night was a family affair, with Rossomando’s parents, father Fred and mother Josephine, along with sister Carmella, all in attendance.

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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. 

(L-R) Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando, Lady Gaga, and Mark Ronson, winners of Best Original Song for "Shallow" from "A Star is Born," at the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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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(L-R) Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando, winners of Best Music (Original Song), attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

In a January phone interview with the New Haven RegisterRossomando 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.”

Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Lady Gaga accept the Best Original Song award for "Shallow" onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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