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Brad Pitt Roasts Pal Bradley Cooper Over Oscar Directing Snub: “He’s Used To It. He’s a Philadelphia Eagles Fan” – Watch

Brad Pitt was in top form last night as he presented honoree Bradley Cooper Bwith the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

First, he poked fun at the Academy’s seeming scattershot nominations this year for Cooper and Maestro.

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“Bradley’s nominated for three [Oscars] for producer, writer, actor,” Pitt observed before quipping of Cooper’s directing effort on the film, “apparently the movie directed itself.”

Cooper, it should be noted, was very magnanimous when he spoke with Deadline’s Pete Hammond lasy month about his Oscar nominations.

Pitt then continued on and hit Cooper where it hurts.

“If it’s not [his year to win],” said Pitt, “Bradley’s ok. He’s Fine. He’s used to it. He’s a Philadelphia Eagles fan.”

The midwest-raised Pitt then pumped his fist and mouthed “Go Chiefs!”

The bit got big laughs from the audience and a joking rejoinder from Cooper offstage.

“Man, that’s f*cked up!” he shouted.

This isn’t the first time the duo has helped one another out on the awards circuit — or in much more important matters, it turns out.

In 2020, when Pitt was campaigning for what would become his first acting Oscar for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Cooper stepped up to introduce his pal at the National Board of Review ceremony.

“Thank you, Bradley. Bradley just put his daughter to bed and then rushed over to do this,” an appreciative Pitt said as he took the stage after Cooper’s introduction. He then revealed a deeper bond between them.

“I got sober because of this guy and every day has been happier since.”

You can watch more of Pitt’s Santa Barbara speech below.

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