He may have come away empty handed at Sunday’s Golden Globes, but Bradley Cooper has made history today by earning 5 BAFTA nominations for the film A Star is Born, which picked up a total of 7.
Nominated in the Best Film, Leading Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay and Original Music categories, Cooper has achieved a record never seen before in BAFTA’S 72 year history, as confirmed by Director of Awards & Membership Emma Baehr to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cooper has previously been nominated for both Leading Actor and Supporting Actor at the BAFTAs for Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. His work on A Star is Born was nominated for two Golden Globes, Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and Best Director – Motion Picture, but lost out to Bohemian Rhapsody in both categories.
A Star is Born was also BAFTA nominated for Leading Actress (Lady Gaga) and Sound.
Joining A Star Is Born with 7 nominations are Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma and First Man, while The Favourite, starring Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman, has been nominated for 12 awards.
Lady Gaga has celebrated two wins this week for the film, her Golden Globe for Best Original Song Shallow and Best Actress at the National Board of Review Awards where Cooper also went home with the Best Director award and Sam Elliott took home Best Supporting Actor.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 7, 2019
Thank you so much to the National Board of Review! ❤️ It was an honor, I’m so humbled to win best actress! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 https://t.co/kZa6yYFpKd
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 9, 2019
The BAFTAs will be taking place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the 10th February. You can see the full list of nominations on BAFTAs official site.