Lady Gaga gave her thoughts on her “A Star is Born” co-star Bradley Cooper’s Academy snub for Best Director in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
Overall, “A Star is Born” faired well at the Oscars with eight nominations including Best Actress for Gaga and Best Picture. Cooper, who co-wrote the script, did score a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay but his name was noticeably absent from the Best Director list.
Lady Gaga says that to her he is still the best director.
“Well, you know, you never know what’s going to happen,” Gaga says. “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 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.”
As for her own honor, it’s an award that Lady Gaga has followed since she was a child.
“There’s really no award that is more esteemed than the Oscar in acting, and for music, it is also extremely special,” Gaga says. “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.”
See if Cooper, Gaga or “A Star is Born” pick up any Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC.