Bradley Cooper reveals he felt 'embarrassed' by Oscars Best Director snub
Feb 07 2019
Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper will head to London to support "A Star Is Born's" presence there, of which he has five of the pic's seven BAFTA noms: best film (shared with Bill Gerber and Lynette Howell Taylor), best leading actor, best screenplay (shared with Eric Roth, Will Fetters), original music, and the David Lean Award for direction.
Cooper sat down with Winfrey for "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations", which will air February 16 on the OWN Network, and opened up about the nominations he got - and one he did not.
"I was not surprised, I'm never surprised about not getting nominated", he said of the snub.
When the Oscar nominations were announced in January, manypeople were surprised to find that Bradley Cooper had not received a Best Director nomination for A Star Is Born, an award the 44-year-old was easily expected to be up for. "But it's amusing you ask this, because I've thought about this. Think about it. I felt embarrassed that I didn't do my part". And I went, 'Oh, wow.' And the first thing I felt was embarrassment, actually. "Like, 'Oh gosh, I didn't do my job'".
"Well, you know, you never know what's going to happen", she said.
To which Bradley responded: "I do". Her song Shallow has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Song Written for Visual Media. It was also the movie that brought Cooper together with the incredible Lady Gaga. You're telling a story when you sing. "That's the trick. The trick is to make something you believe in and you work hard".
"It changed the way I was as an actor by the next day, and I just started to live my life in a different way", Cooper said.