When I was flipping through photos of events that happened this weekend and spied this one, I literally thought it was some kind of “flashback” collection of snaps from the early aughts:

And I was pretty sure Lady Gaga here was Courtney Love. I can’t decide this if this technically insulting — Courtney Love spent a lot of the early aughts looking great!* — but it’s certainly confusing.

*Thinking about Courtney Love put me down a wormhole of Awards Show Facts (I was looking up when she was in The People vs. Larry Flynt, which was 1996; I would have guessed it was later because I have no sense of time or space) and I was reminded that she won the New York Film Critics Awards for best actress for that part. She went on to lose the Golden Globe to Brenda Blethyn, and didn’t get nominated for an Oscar; that was the year Frances McDormand won for Fargo. This year, Lady Gaga is a musician up for her own Golden Globe as an actress, against Kirsten Dunst for Fargo. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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