A star is pissed. Bradley Cooper is “very disappointed” after being snubbed for a Best Director Oscar nomination. So much so, that his camp is “walking on eggshells” around him, a source tells In Touch exclusively.
The Academy unveiled its 2019 Oscar nominations early on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and the actor, 44, is “beyond upset about it.” The source continued, “The day the nominations were announced was a dark day in the Cooper camp. Everyone was expecting he’d get a director’s nomination,” after all, he got one for the Golden Globes. “When it didn’t happen, there was dead silence. No one wanted to talk to Bradley that day, and his team made sure everyone that did handled him with kid gloves.”
That same day, Andrew Dice Clay — who played Gaga’s father in the film — took to Instagram to be the voice of reason following the announcement. “So Now I get Word That my Film A Star is Born Got Nominated For Best Picture !!! Very Excited to be a Part of That,” he captioned several selfies. “Congratulations To The One and Only @ladygaga for Her Nomination For Best Actress . She Really Deserves it !!! Bradley was not Nominated for Best Direction , ya know What … too F—ken Bad , I mean he got Nominated for Best Actor which is what he’s Really Known For . Couple more movies and than He could get Best Director Thing. Anyway At The End Of The Day Bradley is a Great Actor and Did a Very Nice Job With The Directing . Lots of Luck to all ya’s.”
But it doesn’t sound like the father of one is ready to move on just yet. “Bradley wasn’t talking to anyone on his team, he was actually sulking,” the insider concluded. “It was a very bad day. Everyone was walking on eggshells around him.”