updated 10/23/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/23/2012 AT 1:30 PM ET
November may be a tough month for the current reigning Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper, who will be forced to relinquish his title in a few weeks when PEOPLE bestows the honor upon another deserving actor.
“I’m in therapy three times a week, but I think I’ll get through it,” the star of already critically-praised Silver Linings Playbook told PEOPLE at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday.
While Former Sexiest Man Alive (and Argo director and star) Ben Affleck also made an appearance at the gala, Cooper had his eye on another past winner when asked who should be 2012’s Sexiest Man Alive.