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‘Shallow’ will make Lady Gaga 14th woman to win Best Original Song Oscar and bring male total to 146

‘Shallow’ will make Lady Gaga 14th woman to win Best Original Song Oscar and bring male total to 146

Lady Gaga is all but certain to win at least one Oscar on Feb. 24 as part of the team that wrote the song “Shallow.” She sings the smash hit in “A Star is Born” and is credited as a tunesmith alongside a trio of men: Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson. That win will make her the 14th woman to take home an Oscar for songwriting. Her co-writers will bring the total tally of male winners in this category to a whopping 146.

Two of Lady Gaga’s female predecessors won twice each: lyricist Marilyn Bergman and composer Kristin Anderson-Lopez. Their songwriting partners and husbands number among the two dozen men to have won this award at least twice since it was first handed out at the 7th Academy Awards in 1934.

The first woman to win the Best Original Song Oscar was lyricist Dorothy Fields who prevailed in 1936 for “The Way You Look Tonight,

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