Why Bradley Cooper won't be performing a 'Shallow' duet with Lady Gaga at the Grammys this year.

Stars are just starting to walk the Grammys red carpet before the US music industry’s biggest night of the year.

But there’s one famous face that will be missing from the arrivals and performers lists.

In a tragedy for all those hoping for another epic ‘Shallow’ duet, Bradley Cooper is not attending the Grammy’s this year.

Not because he’s doing his best to quash the dreams of those ‘shipping him and Lady Gaga – or because it’s the place marking his A Star Is Born character’s downfall.

No, he has a very good reason for skipping the event: it clashes with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.

The 44-year-old is instead in London at the BAFTAs – where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived looking like movie stars and where he is hoping to pick up an award or two for his directorial debut, A Star Is Born.

The actor has been nominated for Best Director – and after being snubbed from the category of the Oscars, we can see why he wouldn’t want to miss out on the possibility of picking up its UK equivalent in person.

He’s also been nominated for Best Actor, and his directorial debut is up for Best Film. It’s already won the award for Best Original Music.

Meanwhile at the Grammys, ‘Shallow’ is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance of the Year. And it’s already won Best Song Written for Visual Media.

Lady Gaga tweeted about her joy and disbelief at both award wins earlier today.


Viewers won’t miss out on a performance from the film entirely, with Lady Gaga set to perform the hit song.

And Jackson and Ally – sorry, Bradley and Gaga – will be performing ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars later this month.