LADY GAGA HONORS BRADLEY COOPER AT 32ND AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE AWARD GALA IN LA!

Bradley Cooper took his place center stage as he was honored at the 32nd American Cinematheque Award Gala, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 29, 2018.

Among those roasting as well as singing the praises of the A Star Is Born director were Lady Gaga, Sean Penn, Jennifer Garner, Sam Elliot, Patricia Clarkson and David O. Russell.

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Cooper’s career spans two decades, with the actor, writer and now director earning Oscar nominations for his work in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and American Sniper. While Cooper is widely thought to be heading towards more Academy Award nominations for A Star Is Born, his other notable films include Wedding Crashers, The Hangover, The Place Beyond the Pines, Burnt, Joy and War Dogs.

Gaga got emotional when she and Sam Elliot toasted Cooper’s work on A Star Is Born. Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, said to Cooper, “I ran from Stefani for a long time, and I put on a superhero cape and called myself Lady Gaga, and you challenged me to deep dive into the place where I had to see her again, where I had to be Stefani again.”

Cooper took to the stage and expressed his own gratitude for the opportunities he has been given over his career. “There’s no reason that I would be here and be able to be in this business for 20 years, with a group of people that I admire, if it wasn’t for the love that has been shown to me over the years.”

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