Bradley Cooper has made his feelings about the Oscars and awards season abundantly clear, calling them "utterly meaningless".
"That awards season stuff is a real test," he told Interview Magazine. "It's set up to foster that mentality. It's quite a thing to work through, and it's completely devoid of artistic creation.
"It's not why you sacrifice everything to create art, and yet you spend so much time being a part of it if you're, in quotes, 'lucky enough to be a part of it.'"
He added: "It's ultimately a great thing because it really does make you face ego, vanity, and insecurity. It's very interesting and utterly meaningless."
Cooper has been nominated for eight Oscars and six Golden Globes, but is yet to win an award at either ceremony.
Last year, Cooper said he felt "embarrassed" that he wasn't nominated for Best Director for A Star is Born, stating that it felt like he 'hadn't done his job'.
"I was at a coffee shop in New York City and looked down at my phone and Nicole [Caruso, publicist] has told me congratulations and said what we had been nominated for. They didn't even give me the bad news," he said during an appearance on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square.
He added: "I was embarrassed because I felt I hadn't done my job."
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