Bradley Cooper reveals he felt 'embarrassed' by Oscars Best Director snub

Bradley Cooper reveals he felt 'embarrassed' by Oscars Best Director snub

Although Bradley Cooper and his latest film A Star Is Born swept up several Oscar noms, the actor's directorial debut was overlooked in the category of Best Director - a snub that left Cooper fans outraged.

In the preview, Cooper tells Oprah: "The first thing I felt was embarrassment actually".

"I was embarrassed", he said.

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".

In an interview with NPR, Cooper explained that his version of A Star Is Born came from a personal place, especially when it came to his portrayal of Jackson-a character who struggles with alcoholism.

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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.

Overall, "A Star Is Born" counts eight Oscar noms, including best song ("Shallow" which Gaga is co-credited on), best actress Gaga, best picture, lead actor Cooper, supporting actor Sam Elliott, adapted screenplay, cinematography and sound mixing. I went, 'Oh, gosh.

Winfrey said she was "surprised" Cooper wasn't nominated for Best Director and asked him about his reaction to the news. "But oddly enough, it was very therapeutic", he told NPR in September 2018. "If I were you, I'd be feeling some kind of way about it". Despite being proud of all his film has accomplished, Cooper admits to Winfrey that it doesn't lessen the blow of losing.

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.

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