It’s bad enough to not get an Oscar nomination, but it’s bad enough when Oprah – of all people – comes around to rub salt in the wound and be all, “Whyyyyy didn’t you getttttt the nomin-AAAAAAA-tionnnnnn?!” OK, she wasn’t that dramatic. For once. Oprah had Bradley Cooper on for a SuperSoul Conversations event in New York City, and Oprah really just addressed the scream-singing elephant in the room by saying she was surprised Bradley wasn’t nominated for a Best Director Oscar for A Star Is Born. Rather than run off the stage sobbing, Bradley kinda shrugged and said he wasn’t surprised – just embarrassed.
E! News says even though he was the one to carry another A Star Is Born remake across the finish line when people like Clint Eastwood failed, he felt embarrassed by not getting a nod for Best Director. Bradley felt like he wasn’t pulling his weight:
“I was not surprised. I’m never surprised about not getting anything. But I did feel, you know, it’s funny you ask that because I have thought about this. I was with my friend, I was in New York City at a coffee shop and I looked down at my phone. And Nicole had texted me and they said congratulations on these other things but they didn’t tell me the bad news. And I went, ‘Oh wow.’ And the first thing I felt was embarrassment, actually. Well, think about it, I felt embarrassed that I didn’t do my part. I’ll work on that.”
Oprah then let him cry on her shoulder before she tried to cheer him up with a brand new caaaaaa-aaaaaaar! OK, that didn’t happen. She did, however, reassure him he definitely did his job, which he sheepishly agreed to. So, the movie is still nominated for eight awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Bradley, AND Best Screenplay for Bradley. Oh, and he’s also up for two Grammy Awards. Damn, bish, don’t be such an awards hog?! He said he found out about the noms while at a coffee shop from a friend who texted him but just left out the Best Director snub. Clearly, that friend wasn’t Gaga, who I assume would have told him by arriving to said coffee shop in a latex dress imprinted with “FUCK THE ACADEMY FOR NOT NOMINATING US FOR BEST PICTURE!”