Ill-fated Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper.
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Bradley Cooper, two-time winner of Most effective Exhaust of Bronzer in a Circulate Characterize, sat down with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes on their SmartLess podcast to whimper about Hollywood no longer taking him significantly, per IndieWire. The 9-time Oscar nominee gossiped about a Superstar Is Born–expertise stumble upon at an Oscars score together thrown by agency CAA. (Cooper used to be up for 3 statues that cycle — bringing his lifetime total to seven nominations.) In line with Cooper, bother started when a illustrious director, in reference to 1 of Cooper’s actress buddies with three Oscar nods below her belt, asked the Superstar Is Born actor an fully sensible question: “What world are we residing within the assign you are going to possess seven nominations and she’s finest got three?’”

It’s a shining question! Cooper had already been known for his work within the mid movie Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle (an incomprehensible snoozefest), propaganda automobile American Sniper, and the very best version of A Superstar Is Born. (He used to be later nominated for Joker and Nightmare Alley, two cinematic marvels.) So yeah, we stay in an global in which, in 2019, Cooper had more nominations than three-time nominees Laura Linney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Marisa Tomei, and Penelope Cruz. In line with the little, Cooper reportedly conception, “Bro, why are you such an asshole? I would never fucking neglect that. Sprint fuck your self,” in preference to taking the time to gaze reduction on why any individual would snort such brutally lawful words. Extra likely, though, it used to be a shaggy dog story that finest a chronically anxious particular person would take significantly. Which, similar: Any tongue that rises against me is seared in my reminiscence for seven years.

Cooper had one other awards-linked grievance to air on the podcast: correct how mighty the word nom (as in nominee) haunts him. In Cooper’s telling, a “hero female actress” went to congratulate him for his nomination for Most effective Actor in Silver Linings Playbook (up against Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Denzel Washington):

She’s savor, ‘I saw your movie. You deserve the nom,’ … I was savor, ‘What? I’m sorry, what?’ ‘The nom.’ Then savor ten or 20 minutes later — I’m no longer kidding — I passed her going to the lavatory, and she mouths it: ‘The nom.’ … What the fuck is this town? Can you imagine asserting that to somebody? You’ve got to be fucked as much as remain that.

These are moderately about a emotions for any individual who thinks awards season is “fully meaningless.” Cease being concerned, Cooper. Little abbreviations can’t damage you.

9-Time Oscar Loser Bradley Cooper Claims Hollywood Mocks Him