'He knows that he's the best director in my eyes'
Its success is no surprise however, with Bradley Cooper’s directional debut receiving an extremely positive reaction, from Lady Gaga and Bradley’s beautiful love story as Ally and Jackson to their writing and singing the songs live.
The public breathed a huge sigh of relief therefore when both Gaga and Bradley were given an Oscar nomination for their leading performances in the film, something that Lady Gaga admitted reduced her to tears when she found out.
The film has emerged as one of the Oscars frontrunners, raking in a whopping eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Film and of course the Best Actor and Actress nods.
There is one nomination that was snubbed however and everyone is surprised - especially Lady Gaga.
The award snub in question? Best Director.
A Star is Born was Bradley Cooper’s directional debut, earning him Best Director nominations at almost all the other 2019 ceremonies, and prompting people to question why he had been overlooked.
Lady Gaga was one of the first to address to snub - and no, she didn’t repeat her ‘100 people’ line.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times this week, the 32-year-old announced, ‘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.’
Well, that's lovely.
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