Bradley Cooper Tells Oprah He Was ‘Embarrassed’ Learning About Oscar Snub

07 February, 2019, 23:54 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Cooper opened up about this experience, magically conjuring an orchestra of the world's tiniest violins, on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square.

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 filmmaker doesn't have any regrets about directing the movie, however, adding, "But the truth is, even if I got the nomination, that should not give me any sense of whether I did my job or not".

He continued: "I was embarrassed because I felt I hadn't done my job". Cooper, Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott received nods for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

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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.

'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'.

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Although the filmmaker isn't up for the award he hoped, he could win for Best Actor, and will actually be performing with Gaga again on "Shallow", which is nominated for Best Song at the Oscars.

"Well, you know, you never know what's going to happen". The stars' duet, "Shallow", was nominated for best original song.

His co-star Lady Gaga reacted to the news shortly after it was announced, saying that "the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast".

"She said, 'Don't try to sing it, '" he shared.

"It was the best direction", he said.

As for the Oscars, A Star Is Born will compete for best picture when the ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

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