Is he the new Leo?
So two weeks ago we were left disgusted when the nominees for the Oscars were announced. Not only because our fav Timotheé Chamalet received zero nominations but also due to the fact that Bradley Cooper wasn't nominated for Best Director. We're not trying to tell The Academy how to do their jobs...BUT.
Once we got over our devastation, our hearts broke all over again at the thought of Bradley realising he didn't get the nomination he was hoping for. Sure, his film was nominated for 7 Oscars (including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay) and he himself is up for Best Actor but the nomination for Best Director was the one he really wanted.
The Actor and in our eyes, Best Director has been quiet on the Oscar snubbing...until now. Appearing on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations on Feb 5, Bradley opened up about the moment he first saw the nominations.
"I was embarrassed, I was at a coffee shop in New York City and looked down at my phone and Nicole [his publicist] has told me congratulations and said what we had been nominated for."
"They didn't even give me the bad news, I was embarrassed because I felt I hadn't done my job."
This isn't the first time the Oscar snub has been addressed, Lady Gaga told the Los Angeles Times how she felt when she heard Bradley hadn't received the nomination he deserved.
"Well, you know, you never know what's going to happen. At the end of the day, he knows that he's the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast. I know that's he 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."
A Star Is Born is set to clean up at this year's Oscars but we're still going to write a strongly worded email to the Academy for this snub.
The Oscars take place on Sunday 24 February at 5.pm LA time..which is the Monday 25 February at 1am for us.