Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper, who have starred in the Netflix biographical drama Maestro, have responded to the film’s many Oscar nominations. Cooper plays the famous composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein and Carey Mulligan his wife Felicia Monteleagre.
The stars of the Netflix biographical drama Maestro, in which Bradley Cooper plays the famous classical music composer and conductor Leonardo Bernstein and Carey Mulligan plays his wife Felicia Monteleagre, have reacted to their success at the Oscar nominations.
Cooper has been nominated for the ‘Best Actor’ award and is also up for ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’, having co-written and directed the film as well.
Mulligan, meanwhile, has been nominated for ‘Best Actress’, and Maestro has also been given the nod for ‘Best Cinematography’, ‘Best Makeup and Hairstyling’ and ‘Best Sound’.
“We are all so grateful to be recognized along all of these incredible works of art this year,” Cooper told Entertainment Weekly. “And the performances from every actor who I so admire. Thank you to Jamie, Alex & Nina Bernstein for allowing their parents’ story to be out there in the world and thank you to the Academy. We are very honored to be included.”
Carey Mulligan also responded to the nominations, noting, “We poured so much love and joy into Maestro. I’m brimming with gratitude today and huge pride for the rest of the Maestro team! Thank you to Bradley for handing me this gift of a role and an experience.”
“I fiddled with Felicia’s lighter all morning, keeping the point of all of this close to my heart,” Mulligan added. “I’m so grateful to the Academy — we are going to have the best time ever dressing up and paying tribute to this extraordinary couple.”
Check out the trailer for Maestro below.