Despite directing and starring in A Star Is Born, Cooper didn't get a nod in the Best Director category.
It's especially shocking given that there can be 100 people in the room and 99 don't believe in you, but it all it takes is one who does and that one is Cooper.
That's not to say his film was ignored; in addition to Cooper's Best Actor nomination, A Star Is Born racked up nominations in eight categories, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song.
Nevertheless, Twitter is up in arms about Cooper's directorial snub. See some of the best reactions to the controversy below.
Bradley Cooper today mourning his snub at Clint Eastwood's house pic.twitter.com/PzmzKTdMwi— Jordan (@JordanApps) January 22, 2019
Bradley Cooper realizing that he was left out of the Best Director category pic.twitter.com/WyxYsK853X— jon (@prasejeebus) January 22, 2019
The Academy to Bradley Cooper this morning. pic.twitter.com/UVWT0jLj7L— Michael. (@yosoymichael) January 22, 2019
Bradley Cooper was robbed for Best Director. Clearly.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 22, 2019
BRADLEY COOPER WAS SNUBBEDpic.twitter.com/yE7HwDg8pj— Jackson (@jacksonhayes67) January 22, 2019
now that bradley cooper is no longer campaigning for best director maybe he has time to tell SOMEONE why ramon was listening to yonkers by tyler the creator in a star is born. maybe he has time to tell SOMEONE what happened to the zip line scene. just thinking out loud here— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) January 22, 2019
saw Bradley Cooper wasnt nominated 4 best director this am & immediately grabbed my phone like I do on Tony nom day 2 text rage 2 friends who were snubbed but then realized I dont actually know Bradley & perhaps should take this as a sign to back off of my Star Is Born viewings— Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) January 22, 2019
The only good that can come of the Bradley Cooper snub in Best Director is people now rally behind him and put all of their votes for him in Best Actor over Bale & Malek. pic.twitter.com/lE8X6w3NF8— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) January 22, 2019
Best Director drama aside, we're all just hoping Lady Gaga wins Best Actress so that Cooper can storm the stage and drunkenly piss himself, right?