Jennifer Connolly Explains Why Tom Cruise Deserves an Oscar Nomination For All His Hard Work on Top Gun: Maverick: “He’s Extraordinary”


The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards will be announced tomorrow. And while there are many films and roles that are expected to be nominated, there are always a few surprises. It is likely that the fan-favorite movie “The Best Shooter: Maverick” will receive several nominations, including with a high probability it can become one of the ten films nominated for “Best Film”. But fans are wondering if Tom Cruise might also get a Best Actor nomination. His co-star Jennifer Connelly supports this idea.

Although Tom Cruise’s nomination for best actor is considered unlikely, this man is at least in the spotlight. And people who know firsthand what Cruz achieved on the set of Top Gun: Maverick support such a nomination. Glen Powell has previously said he supports Cruz’s nomination, and now Jennifer Connelly has told Variety the same thing, claiming…

He’s extraordinary. He’s amazing in the movie. He’s extraordinary as a person and fantastic as an actor, and I think he’s just perfect. He embodies that character so beautifully, and I think he absolutely deserves it.

“The Best Shooter: Maverick” is an increasingly rare film that has been a huge commercial success and has been praised by critics. While Maverick is mostly seen as a technical achievement due to the practical action sequences, there are certainly those who think Cruz can sneak in with a Best Actor nomination.

While there are some nominees who are pretty sure their names will be read tomorrow, including Brendan Fraser for “The Whale” and Austin Butler for Elvis, many experts believe that at least one of the five slots is more or less played. So Cruz has a chance.

Jennifer Connelly names two specific areas in which, in her opinion, Tom Cruise’s performance is worthy of consideration in the Best Actor nomination. As for the more traditional dramatic side, she mentions the film’s main relationship between Cruz’s Maverick and Miles Teller’s Cock. However, in addition to this, she notes that the flight scenes in the film, since they were all made practically, also required great acting skills. She continues…

I think his relationship with Miles’ character is so beautiful and touching. But the work he’s done to execute these flight scenes is something else.

If Tom Cruise receives an Oscar nomination tomorrow, it will be the fourth nomination in his career. Previously, Cruz was nominated for the films “Born on the Fourth of July”, “Jerry Maguire” and “Magnolia”.


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