Other high-profile omissions from this morning's nominations include no best director nominations for 'Green Book's' Peter Farrelly and 'Black Panther's' Ryan Coogler, as well as total shut-outs for acclaimed films 'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'Eighth Grade.'
Bradley Cooper may have directed A Star Is Born to eight Oscar nominations, including one for himself as best actor, but he wasn't recognized by the Academy for his directing, just one of a handful of surprising omissions from Oscar nominations morning.
Cooper wasn't the only high-profile best director hopeful (and expected nominee) left out of that category, with Black Panther's Ryan Coogler and Green Book's Peter Farrelly also failing to earn best director nods along with Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Paul Schrader (First Reformed). And the Academy again failed to nominate any women for best director, an award for which only five female directors have been nominated, with Kathryn Bigelow remaining the only winner, for The Hurt Locker in 2010.
Cooper was previously nominated twice by the Directors Guild for his work helming A Star Is Born and for best director at the BAFTA Awards, Critics' Choice Awards and Golden Globes. Farrelly was nominated for best director at the Critics' Choice and Golden Globe Awards.