While Bradley Cooper can already boast of having played and achieved one of the biggest hits of the year 2018 with “A Star Is Born”, the American actor said he was still “embarrassed” to his absence from the list of nominees for the 2019 Oscars in the Best Director category.
Already winner of numerous awards this year, including the Golden Globe for Best Original Song which he recently shared with Lady Gaga and with eight other 2019 Oscar nominations, including those for Best Picture or Best Actor, Bradley Cooper confessed to Oprah Winfrey to be “embarrassed” by the fact that her first work as a director was not recognized by her peers through this important ceremony.
Bradley Cooper, missing out on Best Director at the 2019 Oscars
During the program “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations”, the star presenter thus pointed out to the actor her surprise at not seeing him in the list of nominated directors: “I was surprised, I had to admit that you weren’t nominated in the Best Actor category ”, then asking him for his reaction on the subject:“ Were you surprised, disappointed, or is it going over your head? “
Bradley Cooper confided in his “embarrassment” of not being nominated
If the actor humbly admits “never being surprised not to win anything” (note: rewards), he nevertheless admits and quite frankly to have been touched by his absence in this category: “It’s funny that you spoke, because in spite of everything I thought about it ”, before justifying his resentment by the impression of not having completely succeeded his bet:“ I felt embarrassed, embarrassed not to have done my part… ”and d ‘add humorously: “But I’m going to work on it”.
Because if B. Cooper says he is embarrassed not to have been selected for his role of director, it is above all by the feeling of not having proven himself in this costume that he donned for the first time in his career. : “Embarrassment, that’s the word … I told myself that I had not done a good enough job”.
A Star Is Born nominated in eight categories at the 2019 Oscars
If the Oscar for best director seems indeed to elude him for “A Star is Born”, just like the Golden Globe or the Satellite Award, the actor / neo-director could console himself by winning the title of the discipline in d ‘other ceremonies, such as the English BAFTAs or the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Still on a personal level, Cooper remains a potential Oscar winner for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song..
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