As was "Coal Miner's Daughter" and the 1976 "A Star Is Born." (They both won as did Walk the Line) In 1977, Saturday Night Fever was nominated in this category though it is a drama with music. The closest I believe that other motion pictures with music sung by the lead characters was nominated in the drama category were in 1975 with "Nashville" and 1981 with "La Bamba." Lady Gaga probably would have been a shoo in for Best Actress had she been nominated in musical or comedy category. She will have a tougher run against the actresses in the Drama category but still has a good chance. But will we see her on Broadway any time soon?