Tom Cruise gives Oscars 2023 a miss as he is busy filming ‘Mission: Impossible 8’ overseas
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Tom Cruise will be sitting out this year's 95th Academy Awards, as he is busy shooting for his upcoming movie 'Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part II,' in the United Kingdom. 'Top Gun: Maverick', which graced the audience with its incredible stunts last year on May 27, 2022, is up for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Film Editing, Sound, Music (Original Song), and Visual Effects.
If 'Top Gun: Maverick' wins Best Picture, the film's producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, will accept the award on behalf of Cruise. The lead has also served as a producer on the 2022 film. While the film was nominated for many categories, Best Actor wasn't one. And Cruise's co-star, Miles Teller, shared his perspective on how the lead was snubbed by the Academy for not nominating him for one of the biggest awards of the night.
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When talking to Associated Press Miles Teller shared, "I'm not saying that whoever got nominated didn't deserve to get nominated." Teller added, "But when you think about everything that he's doing in that film and what I've said when I've been talking about Tom's performance in this film, we give actors so much credit in movies for performing skills, for playing instruments or singing or gaining weight and losing weight, and the skills that Tom is putting on display in Top Gun, and in so many of his movies, that's a product of, you know, thousands of hours practiced." He continued, "I think we don't realize how much work and effort goes into that. I think a lot of the time we associate performances on screen with effort. We like to applaud the effort, and I think Tom does it so seamlessly that you don't necessarily realize," according to Associated Press.
Who all are nominated for Best Actor at Oscars 2023?
The actors nominated for the award are as follows:
Brendan Fraser for 'The Whale'
Colin Farrell for 'The Banshees of Inisherin'
Austin Butler for 'Elvis'
Bill Nighy for 'Living'
Paul Mescal for 'Aftersun'
Fans can tune into ABC to watch the 95th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.