Bradley Cooper is a good actor, but he's a great son.

"Oh, yeah, that was done," the newly minted Academy Award nominee told E! News on the Critics' Choice Movie Awards red carpet last night when asked if he had already promised his Oscar night plus-one to his mom, Gloria.

"One night, when I started the profession, [mom said] 'If you ever [get nominated] I am the date,'" he assured us.

"She was freaking out," Cooper said of his mother's reaction to finding out her son was up for Best Actor. As for the Silver Linings Playbook star himself, however...

He was already too spent to freak out.

"When David O. [Russell] got nominated [for Best Director]," Cooper recalled, "I got emotional because he put his whole heart into this movie and every frame, and the DGA didn't recognize him, so...I was so happy and he was the first name they said. So, I was reeling from that and by the time my name came around...I didn't make any reaction!"

Watch the clip to see how Cooper felt about his Silver Lining Playbook costars' nominations—and what he thinks about the Ben Affleck snub!

See who else will be walking the red carpet with Cooper on Oscar night in our nominations gallery

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