Just a week after Lady Gaga came under some harsh criticism for her artistry and lack of relevancy in the pop music world, Mother Monster showed up all of her detractors with an unbelievable Sound of Music medley on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Oscars, but it doesn’t look like everyone was impressed.
After the number, which included songs like “The Hills Are Alive,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” famed TV producer Shonda Rhimes tweeted one confusing message about Gaga’s performance. Cue the head scratch.
That was not okay. I mean, Idina is there. She is right there. RIGHT THERE. And oh dear God, Julie had to hear that. #Oscars2015
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 23, 2015
At first, we thought it was just a sly dig at Menzel, who has come under fire for her lack of consistent live performances, but then she insinuated that Julie Andrews didn’t enjoy the number. We’re pretty sure the tribute made the iconic Andrews cry onstage, so we’re not exactly sure what the How to Get Away with Murder producer was getting at. Either way, it wasn’t very cool, Shonda. Besides, we’re sure that Gaga was too busy celebrating her acclaimed performance with a martini or two. Way to go, Gaga!
Me right now. What a night. Congratulations to all the nominees, performers, and winners! Let's party! 🍸 pic.twitter.com/AhDgfTJEUK
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 23, 2015
For those that follow Rhimes, you know she’s not one to censor herself. Last October, the television big shot called out Katherine Heigl for their time together on Grey’s Anatomy. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes said, “There are no Heigls in this situation. I don’t put up with bullshit or nasty people. I don’t have time for it.”