Lady Gaga reacted to Bradley Cooper's Oscar snub in the best possible way
In case you hadn't heard, the Oscar nominations are in and there are some very happy people out there - and some other incredibly miserable people.
Weirdly enough, Lady Gaga falls into both of these categories. The Always Remember Us This Way singer is flying on a high after clinching an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance as Ally in A Star Is Born. But she's also crashing on a low after her director and friend Bradley Cooper was snubbed from the Best Director shortlist.
Fans and critics alike were shocked to hear yesterday that the 44-year-old's directional skills had been ignored by the Academy. However, when asked about the rebuff, Gaga had the best possible response...
Speaking to the LA Times after the announcement, the Shallow singer stated that although Bradley had missed out this time, he was a star in her eyes.
"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," she told them. "I know that 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."
Naww! Such team spirit among the A Star Is Born cast! To be completely honest though, no one involved in the making of the 2018 musical hit really has any reason to be upset.
The romance film is leading the 2019 nominations with no less than eight nods. These include Best Actor for Bradley Cooper, Best Actress for Lady Gaga, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott and Best Original Song for Shallow.
In fact, Gaga has even made history by becoming the first person to be nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song in the same year. Not bad, eh?
In her interview with the LA times, Gaga also expressed her excitement at the nominations and explained how much the Oscars mean to her, stating she had cried with the winners and losers since she was a little girl.
"There's really no award that is more esteemed than the Oscar in acting, and for music, it is also extremely special," she said. "Since I was a little girl, I always admired all of the artists that put in so much hard work and passion into filmmaking. Watching the award shows, I used to cry with them. It was always like I felt like I was them, even though I wasn't there. It was always a big deal with my family."
The Academy Awards will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019. Will we see Lady Gaga and Bradley climb up onstage to accept multiple awards? Let's hope so!