BAFTA Awards 2019: Bradley Cooper makes history with five nominations for A Star is Born

FP Staff

Jan 10, 2019 17:40:19 IST

A Star is Born may have won only one Golden Globe, but things are looking brighter for actor-turned-director Bradley Cooper. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced their 2019 nominations and among the top honours, it is Cooper who is making history. The 44-year-old actor has received five nods for his acclaimed musical romance A Star Is Born: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Music.

A still from A Star Is Born/Image from YouTube.

A still from A Star Is Born/Image from YouTube.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper is the first person to receive five nominations in BAFTA’s 72-year long history.  The previous record holder was George Clooney, who received four nominations for Good Night, and Good Luck and Syriana in 2005. Emma Beher, the director of awards and membership for BAFTA told The Hollywood Reporter, "“What we think is a first is that Bradley Cooper has been nominated for producer, director, writer, actor and composer.”

Cooper lost at the 2019 Golden Globes, forfeiting Best Actor and Best Picture awards to the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. A Star is Born, which had been heavily favored, picked up a single trophy for Best Original Song ('Shallow' by Lady Gaga). However, this loss didn't put Cooper down. In fact, he praised Rami Malek's performance in the film. Cooper said that he was simply honoured to be in the same room with performers such as Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett and Denzel Washington among others.

The BAFTAs are scheduled to be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on 10 February.

Updated Date: Jan 10, 2019 18:19:32 IST