Lady Gaga does not need an Oscar nomination to validate Bradley Cooper’s work as a director.

Cooper did not receive an Academy Award nomination in the Best Director category for his work on “A Star is Born”. Many would call it a snub but Gaga says it does not matter.

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“Well, you know, you never know what’s going to happen,” Gaga told the Los Angeles Times. “But at the end of the day, he knows that he’s the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast.”

In fact, Cooper is elated nonetheless: “I know that he’s so happy that we’ve all been nominated and that the film was recognized and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition.”

“A Star is Born” still received a number of significant Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Lady Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliot), and Best Adapted Screenplay, among others.

Cooper raved about the film’s many nominations. “Everyone who worked on this film truly risked putting themselves out there — in the hope that in doing so people will connect and feel something deep and personal — the way films have made me feel since I was a kid,” Cooper told ET Canada.

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“When I got this opportunity I knew I had to risk it all because I may never get another chance — so to be here today in a place where people who have seen the film are talking about how it makes them feel, something deep — that simple human thing — that we need each other — and the Academy to recognize that this morning — I just am so grateful,” he added.

The 91st Academy Awards takes place Feb. 24.