Yes, Joe Biden And Lady Gaga Will Take The Oscars Stage Together On Sunday

02.25.16 1 year ago

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Not to be outdone by Dave Grohl’s secretive “special performance” on Sunday, the 88th Academy Awards will also feature a musical number from Kirby Dick’s phenomenal documentary, The Hunting Ground. The film, which “set out to examine and expose the epidemic of rape on college campuses,” wasn’t nominated for Best Documentary Feature, but a song written for it by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga was. Gaga will perform “Til It Happens to You” during the Oscars telecast, and she’ll be introduced by someone with ties to the controversial subject.

Vice President (and non-presidential candidate) Joe Biden will take the stage with Gaga on Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The author of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, Biden has been one of the most vocal proponents of the “It’s On Us” campaign tasked with raising awareness about sexual assault (and its criminal negligence) on college campuses across the country. He’d previously met with Warren and others this past fall to discuss the campaign. However, when “Til It Happens to You” received its nomination in January, Biden’s office reached out.

After introducing Lady Gaga, Biden will ask viewers and members of the audience in the theater to visit ItsOnUs.org and take the pledge.

Biden isn’t going to perform with Lady Gaga, of course, though the prospect of the Vice President belting out a deep, melodic and mournful tune somehow still wouldn’t be the worst idea the Academy has ever had.

Check out the music video for “Til It Happens to You” below.

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(Via Los Angeles Times)

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