Fans of Top Gun: Maverick are thrilled that the movie bagged an impressive 6 nominations during Tuesday’s announcement.

This is Tom Cruise’s first nomination in over 2 decades!

Awards season kicked off as The Golden Globes made their return on the 10th of January, signalling the start of a very busy few months for those in the awards show circuit. 

Between January and March, almost every weekend will have one ceremony or another leading to the grand finale – the Oscars on March 12.

So, with The 95th Academy Awards quickly approaching, let’s take a look and see who will be recognised with a nomination…

The announcement event took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater and was hosted by actors Riz Ahmed, Oscar winner for his movie The Long Goodbye, and Allison Williams, known best for the hit show Girls, who stars in the latest creepy doll movie, M3GAN. 

Viewers were anxious to see who would make the nominations list, after so many incredible stars bagged awards at the Golden Globes. Once again, the prestigious occasion was filled with talent from all corners of the entertainment industry, excited to be honoured for their hard work and dedication.

Just like every year, everyone was itching to see who would win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Dozens of films got recognized during the event, with many bagging multiple awards, such as Everything Everywhere All at Once, which led in total nominations, earning eleven, followed by The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on the Western Front with 9 each.

And during the event, Tom Cruise was recognized, receiving his first Oscar nomination in twenty-three years for the hit movie Top Gun Maverick.

While some fans were disappointed that he didn’t get a nomination for Best Actor, which went to ​​Austin Butler, Elvis, Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin, Brendan Fraser, The Whale, Paul Mescal, Aftersun, and Bill Nighy, Living, he did get recognised for another award. 

The movie itself is Cruise’s highest-grossing movie to date, earning a whopping $1.5 billion in worldwide box office sales.

Hollywood veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who worked with Cruise on both Top Gun films, sang the actors’ praise: “Nobody cares more, nobody works harder than Tom,” he said. “You look at his performance, it’s deceiving, because it’s so good, it’s so natural. It’s something that audiences understand and realise, and we hope the Academy will feel the same way.”

And while Cruise didn’t personally get recognition for his role in the movie, the film itself received an impressive 6 nominations at the ninety-fifth Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects.

So in a way, Cruise has been recognised for all the effort he put into creating the film. However, as one of the film’s producers, he is directly up for the award of Best Picture, with his name on the ticket.

Some fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the news…

One wrote: “I get that Tom Cruise is a polarising person off the screen but it is a downright travesty the man hasn’t won an Oscar or even been nominated for Top Gun Maverick. The guy’s 60 years old and still performing on a level others won’t go to. He might be the last true action-hero actor.”

While another added: “I will say this. If you’re going to nominate TOP GUN: MAVERICK For Best Picture, you’ve gotta nominate Tom Cruise. He’s the whole thing. He’s the Top Gun AND the Maverick. He’s the movie and the movie is him.”

What do you think?


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