Elton John is so confident that his friend Lady Gaga will win the Best Original Song Oscar for the ballad “Shallow” (A Star is Born), that he’s willing to bet his house on it. Well, one of his houses anyway.
On an episode of his Apple Music radio show, “Elton John’s Rocket Hour,” Elton told Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk”), one of the song’s co-writers and producers, “I don’t want to jinx it, but I guarantee you, you’re going to win an Oscar. I bet my house, you’re going to win, so make room for it!”
The song has already won a Golden Globe Award, so it has some momentum going into the Oscars on Sunday, February 24th. Lady Gaga also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of ‘Ally’ in A Star is Born.
Will Lady Gaga win one, both, or no Oscars? And will Elton John actually make good on his bet?