Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Bradley Cooper Admits He Was ‘Embarrassed’ By His Best Director Oscars Snub

Bradley Cooper Admits He Was ‘Embarrassed’ By His Best Director 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. And I went, 'Oh, wow.' And the first thing I felt was embarrassment, actually...

According to PEOPLE, the star said: "I was embarrassed".

A Star Is Born was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture.

However, fans were left shocked when Bradley Cooper was left off the list for the Best Director gong, for his first time behind the camera.

Winfrey said she was "surprised" Cooper wasn't nominated for Best Director and asked him about his reaction to the news. Cooper, Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott received nods for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

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Cooper, 44, opened up his lack of recognition during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday for OWN's Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations.

And, despite the slight snub, the Hangover star has been tipped for Best Actor at the bash - and still has the support of co-star Lady Gaga, who branded him the "best director in her eyes". "But it's amusing you ask that because I have thought about this".

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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 91st Academy Awards will take place on February 24 in Hollywood.

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