Top Gun: Maverick fans are livid over 2023 Oscars snubbing Tom Cruise
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Top Gun: Maverick may have been nominated for six academy awards, but some fans still aren't happy.
If you saw Tom Cruise's highest-grossing film ever - if you didn't, what are you doing?! - like me, you probably staggered out of the cinema in a state of shock and thinking only one thing: Flawless.
Top Gun: Maverick is an action-packed, breathtaking and ultimately beautiful masterpiece and of course, it has Tom Cruise slap bang back in the centre, performing his own terrifying daredevil stunts and playing a role he was basically born to play - what more could you want from an action movie?
It's subsequently no surprise the film has been nominated for six awards at the Oscars, however, some fans think it deserved more.
And there's one category in particular fans are especially enraged about because of one starring actor.
The six awards Top Gun: Maverick is up for, as listed on its Instagram announcement, include: "Best Pictures, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Adapted Screenplay."
The 'Best Picture' nomination lists the film's producers: Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer.
The 'Best Film Editing' references Eddie Hamilton, 'Best Original Song' lists Lady Gaga and Bloodpop's 'Hold My Hand', and Best Sound lists Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, AL Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor.
'Best Visual Effects' sees Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher named and last but not least, 'Best Adapted Screenplay' lists Peter Craig and Justin Marks for the story, and Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie for the screenplay.
However, one person, while already mentioned, has been viewed by fans as deserving a stand-out solo award. And that person is none other than Tom Cruise.
Flooding to the post, fans have questioned why Cruise hasn't been recognised by the Oscars under the 'Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role' category.
One user wrote: "Where’s best actor for Tom?! The man did so much behind the scenes and delivered such an incredible performance. Wtf."
"Tom got ripped off," another echoed.
A third chimed: "Why haven't the Academy ever recognised Tom's work within film and behind the scenes let alone his contributions to scripts, stunts and his dedication to his craft?"
Other fans of the film also contested why it hasn't been nominated in the cinematography category too.
A user said: "It should have get cinematography.... i thought that was a lock not only for nomination but for a win... nevertheless i'm happy for IT's recognition."
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