Bradley Cooper is once again an Academy Award nominee.
While the 45-year-old star has received several acting nominations for the Oscars over the years, it's his role as a producer that landed him a nod this year. On Monday morning, actors Issa Rae and John Cho announced the nominees for the 2020 Oscars. During the announcement ceremony, the films nominated for Best Picture were revealed. Among the nominees? Ford v. Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood and Parasite.
It turns out, Cooper is one of the producers on Joker, along with Todd Phillips and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. And when it comes to Best Picture, the producers receive the nominations, which means Cooper is once again in the running for a Best Picture award. As for how Cooper got involved with the film, he has a working history with the director and co-producer, Phillips. The creative duo worked together on The Hangover series and have a production company together called Joint Effort.
This nomination comes exactly one year after Cooper was nominated for his work as an actor and producer on the hit film, A Star Is Born. Cooper was also previously nominated as a producer on American Sniper at the 2015 Oscars. That same year, Cooper was also nominated in the Best Actor category for American Sniper. At the 2014 Oscars, Cooper scored a nod for Best Supporting Actor for his work in American Hustle. He landed his very first Academy Award nomination at the 2013 Oscars, where he was nominated for Best Actor for his work in Silver Linings Playbook.
At the 2019 Oscars, following the success of A Star Is Born, Cooper was up for Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture (for producing) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for his writing on the film). During the ceremony, Cooper and co-star Lady Gaga had the audience on the edge of their seats as they performed their hit song from the movie, "Shallow." Gaga took home the award for Best Original Song for "Shallow" at the ceremony, winning alongside co-writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
So, who will take home Best Picture this year? We'll have to wait and see what happens on Feb. 9!