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‘They owe it to him’: Internet Rallies Behind Tom Cruise for Best Actor Oscars Nomination for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

‘They owe it to him’: Internet Rallies Behind Tom Cruise for Best Actor Oscars Nomination for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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.

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Tom Cruise

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.

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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.”

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

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.

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Fans Support Tom Cruise For Oscars’ Best Actor Award

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Top Gun: Maverick

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:

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+.

Source: Variety, People

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Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.