Bradley Cooper says he was 'embarrassed' when he failed to get a nod in the Best Director category for A Star Is Born at this year's Academy Awards.
During an appearance on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations on Tuesday [5 February], the actor/director opened up about the moment he saw the Oscar nominations, and how it felt to be snubbed.
"I was embarrassed," he said (via People). "I was at a coffee shop in New York City and looked down at my phone and Nicole [Caruso, 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 someone has addressed A Star Is Born's Best Director snub. Lady Gaga had a very diplomatic response when asked what she thought of Bradley's lack of nomination, commenting that the cast and crew on the film knew he was an excellent director, and that they are grateful for any nominations at all.
"Well, you know, you never know what's going to happen," she told the Los Angeles Times. "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 recognised and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition."
It's not all bad news for A Star Is Born, though. As well as a nod for the Best Original Song for 'Shallows', Bradley is nominated for two Oscars on the night - Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, while Lady Gaga is nominated for Best Actress. The movie is also nominated in the Best Picture category.
The awards ceremony is set to take place this Sunday, February 10.