Bradley Cooper 'embarrassed' by Oscars snub

Bradley Cooper 'embarrassed' by Oscars snub

His co-star, Lady Gaga, received a best actress nomination.

Cooper sat down with Winfrey for "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations", which will air February 16 on the OWN Network, and opened up about the nominations he got - and one he did not.

So why did it bother Cooper so much to not be nominated for Best Director?

A Star Is Born fans were left stunned when the Oscars nominations were unveiled and king Bradley Cooper was sadly absent from the Best Director category.

During his appearance on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations From Times Square, he added: 'I was embarrassed because I felt I hadn't done my job'.

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"It was a very personal thing, this movie, and I really did show myself in a way that I thought, 'Oh wow, this is vulnerable.' And I said to myself, 'If people don't like it, please don't let that stop inspiring you to make art'". "You know, I've had an interesting road, and I've dealt with similar things in my life".

"I was embarrassed", he said. 'Cause some people have asked me: It must have been hard to go to those places?

"Well, you know, you never know what's going to happen". The film walked away with best original song for "Shallow" at the 2019 Golden Globes, where it was also up for best picture.

And, despite the slight snub, the Hangover star has been tipped for Best Actor at the bash - and still has the support of co-star Lady Gaga, who branded him the "best director in her eyes".

Cooper told Winfrey the best advice Gaga gave him was about his singing. "It was the best direction". You're telling a story when you sing. "And then all of a sudden, all the words just come through without you trying to force it".