This was nominated for the Oscar for Best Song, but lost to "Writing's On The Wall
" from Spectre
. When Gaga performed the song at the ceremony, she was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden, who asked viewers to take a pledge at itsonus.org
promising to intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given. Said Biden, "We must and we can change the culture so that no abused woman or man, like the survivors you will see tonight, ever feel they have to ask themselves, 'What did I do?' They did nothing wrong."
When Gaga performed the song, a group of 50 sexual assault survivors - many of whom appeared in The Hunting Ground
- joined her on stage with messages written on their arms like "Not Your Fault" and "Unbreakable." According to one of the survivors who appeared on stage, Gaga told the group that they were her "support system" for the performance. After the show, Biden met with all 50 survivors.