Bradley Cooper Reveals He Was "Embarrassed" By His Oscars Snub

Lewis Collier
February 7, 2019

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga took on the roles of a lifetime when they decided to remake the classic film 'A Star is Born.' Luckily, their hard work and seemingly natural chemistry paid off and the pair is almost sweeping award season for many categories - except 'Best Director'.

"I was with my friend at a coffee shop in New York City, and I looked down at my phone and Nicole [Caruso, Cooper's publicist] had texted me congratulations on these other things but didn't tell me the bad news", he explained to Winfrey. "I was embarrassed", he confessed, per People. However, he added that in the end, it was about making something you believed in and working hard on it.

Besides his directorial debut, "A Star is Born" is also Cooper's first movie where he gets to sing.

Bradley's co-star Lady Gaga couldn't disagree more with the Academy's decision, and gave the sweetest shout-out to Cooper while speaking with LA Times last month. The movie follows musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) as he meets and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga), who he thrusts into the spotlight.

Bradley Cooper was just as upset by his Oscars Best Director snub as the rest of his fans.

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They include Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

"Yeah, embarrassment. I went, 'Oh my gosh". "But it's amusing you ask this, because I've thought about this". Despite being proud of all his film has accomplished, Cooper admits to Winfrey that it doesn't lessen the blow of losing.

Despite the snub, he and Gaga are reportedly set to perform the Oscar-nominated bop 'Shallow' at the award ceremony.

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