Bradley Cooper has admitted to a sense of embarrassment after he missed out on a nomination for ‘Best Director’ at the 91st Oscars ceremony.
On paper, a nomination for Cooper was somewhat considered a guarantee. Making his debut as director with his remake of A Star Is Born, Cooper managed to create a box office smash, garnered rave reviews and starred alongside Lady Gaga who excelled in her first major role.
However, while the film itself led the way in Oscar nominations with seven in total, the expected inclusion of Cooper in best director was overlooked. When speaking at a recent Oscars event in the
Delving slightly deeper, he added: “But it’s funny you ask
He continued: “I felt embarrassed that I didn’t do my part. Like, ‘Oh gosh, I didn’t do my job.’ But the truth is, even if I got the nomination, that should not give me any sense of whether I did my job or not. That’s the trick. The trick is to make something you believe in and you work hard.”