Gaga‘s omission from the 2022 Best Actress category left many surprised, especially since her performance as Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci earned several other major nominations throughout this year’s awards season—including nods from the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and BAFTAs.
However, House of Gucci did earn one Oscar nomination, for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. To celebrate, the pop star posted an Instagram tribute to the movie’s hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras.
“I could not be happier for a man I call my brother, who I’ve worked with for the last 15 years, @fredericaspiras, for his nomination in Makeup & Hairstyling for House of Gucci,” Gaga wrote, captioning a black-and-white photo of her and Aspiras. “Frederic was magical, precise, and dedicated months leading up to shoot and during filming. He prepared dozens of wigs for months and months, and did at least a year of preparation. He’s a living genius and Freddie, we are all so grateful to just even be near your talent, creativity and generosity of spirit. You continue to show your artistic DNA, your plan, your vision, and your deep connection to your family that drives you to excellence at all times. I love you, I’m rooting for you.”
The “Rain on Me” singer also added a note congratulating the rest of the nominees.
“And to all the nominees this year, congratulations on all your hard work, dedication, your nomination and YOUR magic—you all deserve major recognition for what was a truly beautiful landscape of performances and accomplishments this past year,” she wrote. “Your dedication during Covid, your huge hearts, and your ability to tell amazing stories is a gift to the whole world during what is for many a very hard time. Congratulations my friends. Bravo!”
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US