Bradley Cooper has already been getting a lot of love here on 4E this week, but now he’s getting some from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Today, the Academy announced that Cooper was an Oscar nominee in the category of Best Supporting Actor!
Cooper (COL ’97) was nominated for his role in American Hustle, a film loosely based on an FBI investigation in the 1970s. This is his second straight year in which he is up for an Oscar; last year, he was nominated in the Best Actor category for his work in Silver Linings Playbook alongside actress Jennifer Lawrence. (Cooper will be working with Lawrence again in the upcoming film, Serena, directed by Susanne Bier.)
Other 2014 Best Supporting Actor nominees include Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave).
Best of luck, Bradley!