The awards season is in full swing, and while some pictures are doing just as well as expected (yes, you, Roma), others have underwhelmed…
Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, but has gotten very little statuette love.
Despite the film being nominated at all the top award shows, Cooper was overlooked for a Best Director nomination at the Oscars. And it appears as if Sean Penn echoes our disappointment. The actor-director, has won 2 Academy Awards for acting and garnered another two nominations for his own film Into the Wild.
Cooper has said that he was embarrassed by his Oscar snub, with Penn now penning a defence of the filmmaker.
“‘Bradley is a star.’ ‘He’s young… he’ll have plenty of opportunities.’ If this, as I suspect, explains outcomes in other awards voting, voters will have certainly missed the point,” he wrote. “This isn’t Bradley Cooper’s opportunity, it’s theirs to appreciate the depth and value of this film before its legacy outlasts their chance to participate in it.”