Lady Gaga played a game of love at the 2023 Oscars when she pecked her “Joker: Folie à Deux” co-star Brendan Gleeson on the champagne carpet.
The “A Star Is Born” actress, 36, raised eyebrows after sharing a hug and kiss with the Oscar-nominated “The Banshees of Inisherin” star, 67, just before the ceremony began Sunday at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.
The pair will soon star in director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” sequel alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz and Catherine Keener.
When snapshots of the two looking loved up hit social media, shocked viewers were quick to share their thoughts.
“I’m traumatized for life,” virtually one Twitter user moaned.
“IS IT RIGHT?” a surprised “little monster” asked.
“Get this off my (timeline),” another fan added about the lip lock, with a snarling: “Lmao Brendan with eyes open.”
The Post has reached out to reps for Gaga and Gleeson for their response to the passionate fans’ reactions.
Meanwhile, he “Shallow” singer will play Harley Quinn, the love interest of Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck in the “Joker” sequel.
Director Phillips, 52, first teased Gaga’s performance last month on social media, sharing a close-up of her and Phoenix, 48, in a passionate embrace.
Both Gaga and Gleeson were nominated at Sunday’s 95th annual Academy Awards, with the pop star getting a nod for best original song for the single “Hold My Hand” from the action film “Top Gun: Maverick.”
Gleeson was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in “The Banshees of Inisherin”.
She donned a bare and makeup-free look, changing from her Versace dress to simple jeans and a T-shirt for the performance.
The Grammy winner ended up singing the track during the ceremony, after previously announcing that she was unable to due to her busy recording schedule.
However, both stars failed to win their respective awards, with Ke Huy Quan winning Best Supporting Actor for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and Indian film “RRR” winning Best Song “Naatu Naatu”.
Elsewhere on the champagne carpet, Gaga rushed to help a photographer who fell behind her while taking her portrait. When the person took a nasty spill, the “Poker Face” crooner immediately came to the rescue.
“Joker: Folie à Deux” is set to hit the big screen on October 4, 2024.