Tom Cruise Is ‘Over the Moon’ About ‘Top Gun’ Oscars Recognition

Recognition from his friends! Tom Cruise has had an extended and storied profession in Hollywood — however the awards season recognition for High Gun: Maverick is a brand new excessive.

“Tom is over the moon that he’s been nominated as a producer by each the Oscars, and particularly the Producers Guild,” an insider solely reveals of the Mission: Unimaginable actor, 60, within the new difficulty of Us Weekly.

The motion star lately accepted the David O. Selznick Achievement Award — which acknowledges a producer for his or her “extraordinary physique of labor in movement photos” — on the 2023 Producers Guild of America Awards. Previous honorees embrace Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg and Michael Douglas.

Tom Cruise on the Oscars Nominees Luncheon, February 2023.
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“Filmmaking for Tom today is all about creating the entire package deal and making it work and become profitable, versus having that one scene within the movie the place he cries or yells and generates the right ‘Oscars clip,’” the supply provides. “Tom has grown out of caring about that stuff, and within the course of has grown into a fully killer businessman and producer — and that’s the actual factor he’s intent on celebrating this awards season.”

The Conflict of the Worlds star praised his fellow filmmakers whereas accepting his Producers Guild trophy on February 25, saying that he was “rooting” for his or her success.

“I do know that issues don’t simply occur. I do know it’s not simply luck. It’s important to create that luck,” Cruise advised the gang. “It’s important to will it into existence. I need you to know that I’m all the time rooting for you. I’m rooting for all of you. The higher each studio does, the higher each movie does, the higher all of us do and the higher it’s for everybody. I sit up for seeing what you create sooner or later, and I’ll proceed to do all I can to contribute and assist this trade and this artwork kind that I really like.”

In January, the Minority Report actor scored an Oscar nomination as a producer on High Gun: Maverick, which hit theaters in Might 2022. He has beforehand been nominated thrice as an actor — scoring nods for Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire and Magnolia — however he has by no means gained.

High Gun: Maverick, nevertheless, could possibly be the film that adjustments his luck on the Academy Awards. The movie can also be nominated for Finest Tailored Screenplay, Finest Authentic Track, Finest Sound, Finest Movie Enhancing and Finest Visible Results.

Tom Cruise Is 'Over the Moon' About Oscars Recognition for 'Top Gun' — and Pal Andrea Riseborough's Nomination gold necklace

Andrea Riseborough arriving on the BAFTA Tea Occasion, January 2023.
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The insider notes that Cruise may even be pulling for his “outdated buddy” Andrea Riseborough at this 12 months’s Oscars, which air on Sunday, March 12. The U.Ok. native, 41, scored a shock Finest Actress nomination for her efficiency in To Leslie, an unbiased movie that made lower than $40,000 on the field workplace.

Riseborough and Cruise beforehand labored collectively on the 2013 motion movie Oblivion, which was directed by Joseph Kosinski, who additionally helmed High Gun: Maverick.

The opposite 2023 nominees for Finest Actress embrace Cate Blanchett for Tár, Michelle Yeoh for All the pieces In every single place All at As soon as, Ana de Armas for Blonde and Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans.

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