Cooper, who directed 2018's A Star Is Born, revealed to Oprah Winfrey at the Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square event on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, that he was initially humiliated when the Academy didn't nominate him for best director.
'I know that he's so happy that we've all been nominated and that the film was recognised and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition'.
Cooper continued: "They didn't even give me the bad news", in relation to not making the Best Director line-up. "And the first thing I felt was embarrassment, actually felt embarrassed that I didn't do my part". That's the trick. The trick is to make something you believe in and you work hard. To date, "A Star Is Born" has racked up $417.4M at the global box office.
It's a harrowing time for Bradley Cooper.
It's basically the same thing if you ask us... "But it's amusing you ask this, because I've thought about this". Gaga is also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for the piano version of her song "Joanne".
The movie that had almost everyone who saw it singing and crying has been nominated for eight Oscars but Bradley Cooper has been snubbed by not even receiving a nod at the coveted award show.
The historically press-averse Cooper has stayed mostly quiet on the matter, preferring to sing the praises of his cast members, but, of course, all it took is one conversation with Oprah Winfrey to get him to finally open up.
"You never know what's going to happen".
The film received three Oscar nominations, including Best Actor for Cooper, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.