The event was arranged by the agency CAA in the year 2004, at the time that the Oscar nominations tally went from seven to four due to A Star is Born.
At some point, the actor had a chat with an actress with three nominations as well as a director and he said he was a director.
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the director said to his director "What world are we living in where you have seven nominations and she's only got three?"
He also remembered the incident when an "hero female actress" made remarks of condescending nature on him, when he was given his very first nod in the category of Silver Linings Playbook in 2013.
"She's like, 'I saw your movie. You deserve the nom,'" Cooper remembers. "I was confused, like, 'I'm sorry, but what is the nom?.