Bradley Cooper Gives Touching Tribute To Chris Kyle At Awards Show: ‘Chris, This Is For You’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Bradley Cooper may not have gotten the chance to make a speech during the Oscars, but when he won Best Male Performance for his lead in Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, he made sure to dedicate the win to Chris Kyle.

“Thank you, thank you. I want to thank MTV and the fans,” Cooper said onstage.

“It’s because of you that we have brought awareness for what the men and women in the military do everyday for us.”

Actor Bradley Cooper accepts the award for Best Male Performance for "American Sniper" at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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“Chris Kyle would have been 41 this week. Chris, this is for you.”

Cooper played the Navy SEAL in the war film, which many said got snubbed at the Oscars this year when it only took home one award despite being nominated for six. (RELATED: Did ‘American Sniper’ Get SNUBBED At The Oscars? All Signs Point To Yes)