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Bradley Cooper And Diane Warren's Oscar Losing Streaks Continue

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Bradley Cooper, a prominent figure in Hollywood, has been nominated for an Oscar nine times without a win. His nominations span various categories, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films like 'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'American Sniper,' and 'A Star is Born.' Cooper has also been recognized for his producing efforts, with nominations for Best Picture for movies such as 'American Sniper' and 'A Star is Born.'

Cooper's latest endeavor, 'Maestro,' has garnered three nominations at the upcoming 2024 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. However, the film faces tough competition from the favorite 'Oppenheimer' in these categories.

Another Hollywood icon, Glenn Close, has received eight Oscar nominations throughout her illustrious career but has yet to secure a win. Close has been recognized for her performances in films like 'The World According to Garp,' 'Fatal Attraction,' and 'Albert Nobbs,' among others.

On the music front, Diane Warren, a prolific songwriter, has been nominated for Best Original Song a staggering 14 times without a victory. Warren's latest nomination for 'The Fire Inside' from 'Flamin’ Hot' marks her 15th attempt at an Oscar win, facing tough competition from other notable contenders.

Greg P. Russell, a sound mixer, holds the record for the most consecutive losses in the Best Sound Mixing category, with 16 unsuccessful nominations. Despite his long streak of defeats, Russell continues to be recognized for his exceptional work in the industry.

While these artists have faced disappointment at the Oscars, there is hope in the form of past winners like Randy Newman and Roger Deakins. Newman broke his losing streak after 15 nominations with a win for Best Original Song, while Deakins secured his first Oscar for Best Cinematography after 13 unsuccessful attempts.

The Academy's history shows that perseverance and dedication can eventually lead to success, offering a glimmer of hope to those who have yet to claim the coveted trophy. As the saying goes, 'It's just an honor to be nominated,' and for these talented individuals, that sentiment may prove to be true in the end.

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