The Hangover star has secured his first Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his turn in Silver Linings Playbook, and he swore he would take his beloved mother Gloria if he was ever lucky enough to land a nod at the most important prizegiving in Tinseltown.
He says, “One night, when I started the profession, (mum said,) ‘If you ever (get nominated) I am the date.'”
And he reveals she was ecstatic when she heard about his 2013 mention, adding, “She was freaking out.”
Cooper will go up against Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Denzel Washington for the golden statuette.