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2016 PGA Awards To Feature Lady Gaga Performing "Til It Happens To You"

Thursday, January 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
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LOS ANGELES (January 21, 2016) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today that Lady Gaga will appear at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards to perform "Til It Happens to You,” the critically acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated song from the feature documentary, THE HUNTING GROUND. Producer Amy Ziering will accept the film’s 2016 Stanley Kramer Award during the PGA’s ceremony this Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

THE HUNTING GROUND weaves together verité footage and first-person testimonies, following sexual assault survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice. From the team behind the Academy Award® nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR, THE HUNTING GROUND is written and directed by Kirby Dick and is produced by Amy Ziering. "Til It Happens to You" was announced last week as an Oscar nominee for Best Original Song, and is written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga and performed by Lady Gaga.

The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to honor a production, producer or other individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues. Producer/director Stanley Kramer created some of the most powerful work in the history of American motion pictures, including such classics as INHERIT THE WIND, ON THE BEACH, THE DEFIANT ONES, and GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.

"Well beyond her status as one of the most exciting performers working today, we admire and appreciate Lady Gaga’s commitment as an outspoken advocate for those whose voices often go unheard. In her activism, she truly embodies the spirit of Stanley Kramer, and we are doubly honored to have her join us in honoring The Hunting Ground in his name,” said Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs Michael De Luca (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) and Jennifer Todd (ALICE IN WONDERLAND, CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER).

About Lady Gaga

LADY GAGA is a one-of-a kind artist and performer.She holds the distinction of generating three consecutive Number One albums on the Billboard Hot 100, continuously topping the charts with pop hits including, "Just Dance,” "Poker Face,” "Paparazzi,” "Bad Romance,” "Telephone,” "Alejandro,” "Born This Way,” "The Edge of Glory,” and "Applause.” Described as the "Queen of Pop” byRolling Stonemagazine, she has won six Grammy Awards and amassed an outstanding 27 million global album sales and 146 million single sales, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Known for her massive pop anthems and her fashion-forward aesthetics, Lady Gaga has expanded her talents to television this Fall appearing as The Countess on Ryan Murphy’s anthology series "American Horror Story: Hotel” for FX Network, a role that recently garnered Lady Gaga a Golden Globe Award. The fifth season of the thriller series premiered on October 7.

Lady Gaga has successfully collaborated with multi-platinum artists ranging from Beyoncé to Tony Bennett - with whom she releasedCheek To Cheek, a collection of American Jazz standards that won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Together they recently toured Cheek To Cheek, a live tour inspired by their 2014 PBS TV special which received a 2015 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Special.

The first woman and one of three artists to receive two RIAA’s Digital Diamond Awards, Lady Gaga has won six Grammy Awards, 13 MTV Video Music Awards, been nominated for two Emmy Awards, been named one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women” byForbesfour years in a row, been featured asBillboard’s"Artist of the Year” multiple times, and been named one of the world’s most influential people byTime.Earlier this year, Lady Gaga was awarded the "Young Artist Award” at the National Arts Awards presented by Americans for the Arts, in recognition of her artistic success and young leadership. Lady Gaga and her creative talents were also recently recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame with their first-ever "Contemporary Icon Award,” an award celebrating her iconic status in pop culture, and by Billboard as their "2015 Woman of the Year.”

Known for her innovative and exciting fashion and performances, Lady Gaga has delighted her fans with massive tours including "The Fame Ball Tour” and "The Monster Ball Tour,” which became the highest-grossing tour in history for a debut headlining artist. Her 2012/13 "Born This Way Ball” was ranked as the fifth highest-grossing tour in 2012 byPollstar. It was followed by 2014’s "ArtRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball” which reached more than one million fans across 24 countries, making it one of the year’s highest-grossing tours.

With over 3.4 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living forces in social media with over 61 million likes on Facebook, over 53 million followers on Twitter, and over 12.8 million followers on Instagram.

In 2012, Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta launched the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth, embracing differences and inspiring kindness and bravery. She is also an outspoken activist and philanthropist, having been an outspoken supporter of many important issues including LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS awareness and body image issues. Lady Gaga’s most recent single, "Til It Happens to You,” co-written by her and Diane Warren, accompanies the 2015 documentary film, THE HUNTING GROUND, furthering her activism and tackling the issue sexual assault on college campuses in the United States. This powerful record is currently nominated for a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Critics’ Choice Award.

About the Producers Guild of America (PGA)

The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 7,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits,promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. For more information and the latest updates, please visit Producers Guild of America websites and follow on social media:

Websites: www.producersguild.org,www.pgagreen.org,www.pgadiversity.org

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