Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Bradley Cooper opens up about Oscars snub

Bradley Cooper opens up about Oscars snub

However, Cooper told Winfrey that while having coffee in NY, a friend texted him congratulations about the nominations (the movie bagged seven in total), but did not tell him "the bad news" that he was not part of the Oscars Best Director nominees. "The first thing I felt was embarrassment, actually".

He recalled: "I was embarrassed". However, he added that in the end, it was about making something you believed in and working hard on it.

The 44-year-old star wrote, directed and starred in the fourth film version of A Star Is Born last year.

Cooper received directing nods at this year's Golden Globes and the Directors Guild of America Awards. The actor then shared how his co-star, Lady Gaga, helped him with his singing.

"It was a very personal thing, this movie, and I really did show myself in a way that I thought, 'Oh wow, this is vulnerable.' And I said to myself, 'If people don't like it, please don't let that stop inspiring you to make art'".

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

Winfrey did her best to comfort the star, revealing that she would also be "feeling some kind of way about it" had she been in his position.

However, Cooper went on to admit that, deep down, he knows the awards shouldn't be what matters.

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. Here, Cooper is pictured attending the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 02, 2019, in Hollywood, California.

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