Bradley Cooper'sA Star Is Born may have been a huge hit that earned him a Best Actor nomination at this year's Oscars, but he tells Oprah Winfrey that being left out of the Best Director category is still mortifying for him.
"The first thing I felt was embarrassment, actually...I felt embarrassed that I didn’t do my part," the 44-year-old admitted Tuesday while taping an interview with Oprah for her upcoming TV special Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations From Times Square.
Cooper said it's also embarrassing to be nominated for an award and lose because of the way you're treated at the afterparties.
"The truth is, you feel like a loser when people treat you like it afterwards,” he explained. "That’s the only downside. The award show ends and first of all, they avoid you a little bit and then they do say, ‘It was a good movie.’ Thanks, thanks."
Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations From Times Square will premiere February 16 at 8 p.m. ET on OWN.