Bradley Cooper On Oscars Best Director Snub: 'I Felt I Hadn't Done My Job'

Nagini Shree |Feb 06, 2019

Bradley Cooper has revealed he was “embarrassed” after being snubbed for a Best Director Oscar nomination for A Star Is Born.

Bradley Cooper, who made his directorial debut, was left feeling out when he was not up for a best director Oscar nomination. The 44-year-old filmmaker-actor spoke about his feeling during Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square show, saying the moment was hard to move past.

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A Star Is Born director told Oprah Winfrey:

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The first-time director revealed that his co-star Lady Gaga gave him some sound advice when it came to the singing he did in the film. “She said, ‘Don’t try to sing it,'” he said. “It was the best direction. It’s like acting, I’m actually talking.”

Bradley's debut A Star Is Born continued to steam with the Best Picture nomination, Best actor for Cooper (also nominated for the best-adapted-screenplay), actress for Lady Gaga and supporting actor for Sam Elliott. But the big shocker amid the film's eight nominations? Cooper missed out on the best director nomination.

A Star Is Born is one of the most profitable movies of the year, earning $207.9 million domestic and $417.4 million worldwide from just a $36 million budget.

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations From Times Square will air on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on OWN.


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