James Cameron Skips Show Due to ‘Personal Reasons’

Lacking the second. James Cameron skipped the 2023 Oscars on Sunday, March 12, regardless of his movie Avatar: The Method of Water being up for Finest Image.

Producer Jon Landau stated that Cameron, 68, couldn’t attend because of “private causes,” per Selection. He was noticed at CAA’s pre-Oscars celebration in Los Angeles on Friday, March 10.

Cameron was name-checked as an absentee nominee in Jimmy Kimmel‘s opening monologue on the high of ABC’s dwell broadcast. “You recognize, Tom [Cruise] and James Cameron didn’t present up tonight. The 2 guys who insisted we go to the theater didn’t come the theater,” the host, 55, stated to the viewers on the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Kimmel added that whereas High Gun: Maverick and the Avatar sequel are up for Finest Image, Cruise wasn’t up for Finest Actor and Cameron wasn’t nominated for Finest Director. “I imply, how does the Academy not nominate the man who directed Avatar? What do they suppose he’s, a girl?” Kimmel quipped. The Finest Director nominations had been controversial as no ladies had been included.

For his half, Cruise, 60, didn’t attend the Oscars as a result of he’s busy filming. He’s at the moment abroad engaged on Mission: Inconceivable — Useless Reckoning Half II, Us Weekly confirmed on Sunday. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is predicted to simply accept the Finest Image award if their movie wins.

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Avatar: The Method of Water, the sequel to Cameron’s 2010 Avatar movie, hit theaters in December after a 13-year wait between motion pictures. The long-awaited installment introduced again Zoe Saldaña and Sigourney Weaver — each of whom had been in attendance at Sunday’s awards present — together with main man Sam Worthington, and the flick garnered 4 Oscar nods. The science fiction blockbuster is up for Finest Visible Results, Finest Manufacturing Design and Finest Sound.

In fact, Finest Image is essentially the most coveted and best class of the evening. Avatar: Method of the Water is up towards All Quiet on the Western Entrance, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Every little thing In all places All at As soon as, The Fabelmans, Tár, High Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Disappointment and Ladies Speaking for the evening’s largest accolade.

Although the primary Avatar was up for 3 Academy Awards in 2010, it by no means received any statues. Cameron does, nevertheless, have three Oscars of his personal. Titanic received Finest Image, Finest Director and Finest Movie Enhancing on the 1998 ceremony.