Bradley Cooper’s Netflix film, Maestro, has obtained seven nominations on the 96th Academy Awards, with Cooper himself receiving nods for Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture. However, the Oscar nominee wasn’t in a position to make the lower for Best Director. He appears to be taking that flip of occasions in stride, although. On that observe, Cooper’s buddy, Brad Pitt, (whereas honoring him), hit him with a sick burn over the snub. And Kansas City Chiefs followers are positive to get a kick out of it forward of Super Bowl LVIII.
In 2020, Bradley Cooper launched Brad Pitt on the National Board of Review amid the Oscars marketing campaign for the latter’s film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Best Actor winner joked that Cooper rushed over to the ceremony to current him after placing his daughter to mattress. Well, the sick burns proceed as Pitt launched the Maestro helmer on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and made positive to say Cooper’s Best Director snub. Pitt playfully mentioned (through Deadline):
That’s a stable burn from the Ocean’s Eleven alum, who’s recognized for dropping witty one-liners with the very best of them. On a extra severe observe although, It’s all the time attention-grabbing how Oscar nominees are determined. For occasion, many have made observe this 12 months of how Barbie’s director, Greta Gerwig, was snubbed but her film was nominated for Best Picture, as was the case with Bradley Cooper. (Of course, there are barely completely different optics on the subject of each perceived snubs.) There’s additionally the query of how a film may win Best Director however not Best Picture. It’s positively a head-scratcher.
Contrary to Brad Pitt’s joke although, the biopic completely didn’t direct itself. Critics praised Maestro, with many lauding the Silver Linings Playbook star for his path and dedication to telling the story of famed conductor Leonard Bernstein. His directing chops spoke volumes, because the movie was firmly in a position to evoke feelings by its music, performances and cinematography.
That apart, the Legends of the Fall star had yet one more joke to make on the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He continued to roast his pal by mentioning the Kansas City Chiefs:
Now, that was a serious burn for Philadelphia Eagles followers. In truth, from off digicam, Bradley Cooper shouted, “Man, that’s fucked up!” I assume which means we all know who the Bullet Train actor might be rooting for throughout this 12 months’s Super Bowl. What the Chiefs fan is referring to together with his Eagles jab is that this Philadelphia soccer workforce had been a dominant power lately. Now, they’ve develop into the primary workforce in 40 years with a report eight video games above .500 to lose back-to-back by 20 or extra factors. With the Chiefs up in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers within the huge sport this 12 months, we will see tonight if the Fight Club actor’s workforce will come out as champions.
Despite making having some enjoyable at his peer’s expense, Brad Pitt continued to say in his speech that he has a deep respect for his buddy’s imaginative and prescient in considered one of the very best Netflix films streaming proper now. Pitt spoke about how the one scene in Maestro that appeared “masterful” to him was when Leonard Bernstein meets his future spouse, Felicia Montealegre, for the primary time. He liked seeing the naturalism of the 2 characters partaking in lifelike dialogue and speaking over one another and felt that these moments took nice path to attain.
Bradley Cooper will need to have felt it was an actual praise to have the celebrated star examine him to Robert Redford. Executive producer Steven Spielberg clearly noticed the identical promise, as he selected Cooper to direct Maestro after seeing 20 minutes of his directorial debut, A Star Is Born. The Academy could not have acknowledged Cooper for guiding the Netflix biopic, however his expertise as a filmmaker are nonetheless greater than evident. The similar can also be true of Cooper’s love of the Eagles, which is admirable amid this level within the workforce’s historical past.
On that observe, you’ll be able to see if the Moneyball actor’s workforce will win Super Bowl LVIII, which airs at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS as a part of the 2024 TV schedule. Maestro can also be accessible to steam now utilizing a Netflix subscription.