‘A Star Is Born’ has been nominated for eight Academy Awards but director and co-star, Bradley Cooper, wasn’t given a nod for Best Director. Lady Gaga, who is one of Cooper’s biggest admirers has spoken about the Oscar snub.
The pop star interviewed with The LA Times where she directly addressed the subject.
“Well, you know, you never know what’s going to happen. But 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 he’s so happy that we’ve all been nominated and that the film was recognized and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition.”
Gaga also went on to speak about how honored she was to have been nominated because she’s been dreaming about winning an Oscar since she was a little girl.
This is her first time as a Best Actress nominee and second time for Best Original Song with Shallow.
The Jazz singer was actually asleep when the nominees were announced and found out when she called her manager who told her the amazing news. She revealed that she burst out crying!
As for Bradley, the new father didn’t dwell on the snub. Instead, he focused on the positive.
Cooper said in a statement: “Everyone who worked on this film truly risked putting themselves out there—in the hope that in doing so people will connect and feel something deep and personal—the way films have made me feel since I was a kid. When I got this opportunity I knew I had to risk it all because I may never get another chance—so to be here today in a place where people who have seen the film are talking about how it makes them feel, something deep—that simple human thing—that we need each other—and the Academy to recognize that this morning—I just am so grateful.”
What do you think? Should Bradley have been mentioned for Best Director?