A Star Is Born is an Oscar winner eight times, including several top categories, including Best Picture of the Year.

However, Bradley Cooper, who directed the film in addition to being the headliner alongside Lady Gaga, was not named in the category of the best achievement, he who had already been entitled to this Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards and, most importantly, the Directors Guild of America.

Interviewed by Oprah Winfrey at the recording of a special show earlier this week, Bradley Cooper said he had an instinctive reaction when he noted the absence of his name in this category.

“The first thing I feel is embarrassment, as if I did not do my job. However, I think that even if I had been appointed, it should not tell me if I did my job well or not. The important thing is to do something you believe in. “

He also believes that this aspect of the industry – the rewards – is completely separate from the practice of the trade. “You have to balance things out, that’s what I have to do right now,” he said.

Recall that Bradley Cooper still got two individual nominations – in the Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay categories – and could also win the Oscar for Best Picture as a producer of A Star Is Born .