The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced this week and while everyone has been talking about ‘Black Panther’ making history as the first superhero film to be nominated and ‘Roma’ taking the lead with this year’s nominees, many are disappointed that Bradley Cooper was not nominated in the ‘Best Director’ category for his amazing work on ‘A Star Is Born.’

 

 

The nominees include:

Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite 

Alfonso Cuaron – Roma

Adam McKay – Vice

 

Although many are calling it a ‘snub’ that the Academy didn’t nominate Bradley, according to co-star Lady Gaga, she says ‘it doesn’t matter.’  During a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Lady Gaga says, “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 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.”

 

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And what does Bradley have to see about the film’s nominations? “Everyone who worked on this film truly ricked 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.”

 

A Star Is Born is nominated for a ton of nominations at this year’s Oscars including: 

 

 

Best Picture

Best Actor (Bradley Cooper)

Best Actress (Lady Gaga)

Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Song (Shallow)

Best Cinematography

Best Sound Mixing

 

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Regardless, Bradley Cooper is a winner in our eyes!

 

The 91st Oscars will be live on Sunday Feb. 24!

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