For several years, Tom Cruise has been snubbed at the Oscars, and fans believe it is high time the actor should get the recognition he deserves. His performance in 2022’s Top Gun: Maverick, which is also one of the biggest movies last year, has been labeled ‘extraordinary’ by co-star Jennifer Connelly.
Fans also believe that the Academy Awards is making a huge mistake if they never give Cruise the nomination for Best Actor. As one of the most prolific and talented actors today, the Mission: Impossible star proves that nothing is absolutely impossible.
Top Gun: Maverick Star Jennifer Connelly Praises Tom Cruise’s Performance
Speaking with Variety, Connelly praised her Top Gun: Maverick co-star for his hard work and dedication to the movie and the art of filmmaking.
“He’s extraordinary. He does an amazing job in the movie. He’s extraordinary as a person and fantastic as an actor, and I think that he is just perfect. He embodies that character so beautifully, and I think he absolutely deserves it.”
The actress also shared her thoughts about the movie, which she believes is a masterpiece.
“I think that the film is a really well-made film and it’s really hard to make a film like that. Also, thinking about Tom’s work, think of the things that he did for that role. Besides all the stuff on the ground and how wonderful he is in those scenes… But the work that he did to accomplish those flying sequences, it’s something else.”
Connelly talked about Cruise’s love for mind-blowing stunts and intense action choreography. This includes flying in the backseat of an actual F-18, which viewers have seen in theaters. Tom Cruise received a nomination at the Critics Choice Awards but eventually lost to Brendan Fraser.
Fans Support Tom Cruise For Oscars’ Best Actor Award
Aside from performing wild stunts, Tom Cruise loves to take the audience with him. This means making fans feel that they are also flying from a thousand feet or jumping off airplanes. Cast member Jay Ellis told People:
“One of the things that I think we all took from filming with [Tom] is making sure the audience is with you — like, ‘Always remember the audience when you’re making something.’”
And this is why fans are campaigning for Tom Cruise for the Best Actor award at the Oscars! Check out their tweets:
If Tom Cruise isn't nominated for Best Actor tomorrow, the Academy should hang its head in shame. Make no mistake, they OWE it to him.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 23, 2023
@TomCruise deserves an Oscar. No one else up has played the same character 35ish years later in a continuation of a story that resonates with many of the same fans who identified with that character decades ago. An actor who connects with fans like that has earned the honor.
— Tammy Cheramie,👠🎓❤️🔥🌹📚 (@theoriginaltams) January 24, 2023
You can #Oscars all you want, they’ve made up their minds already but with that being said, at least nominate Tom Cruise for #TopGunMaverick because besides being an objectively good movie, it was a film that brought everyone back to the movies.
How can you forget that?
— Josh Quevedo (@JoshQuevedo) January 24, 2023
Can see Top Gun Maverick lead the nominations today. Maybe even a cheeky Tom Cruise Best Actor nod. He's a creepy short Scientologist but damn can he entertain.
— Fox 👩🚀 (@FoxBarkley) January 24, 2023
Okay Oscar nominations are announced tomorrow – will not delete if I'm wrong but had a feeling since I first saw Top Gun Maverick Tom Cruise has a shot as Best Actor. I think it'll happen. Here's hoping pic.twitter.com/npFGJZxnQv
— Mission: Impossible – Behind the Scenes (@MissionMemes) January 24, 2023
Tom Cruise believed that people pay money for entertainment, and as an actor, it is his job to deliver the best performance. Ellis also said that the action star always tells them to make sure that the audience leaves the theater entertained and satisfied.
Top Gun: Maverick is available to stream via Paramount+.