95th Annual Oscars

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For all the Cruise shouldn’t have shown up because he wasn’t going to win anyway, why is he special compared to EVERYONE ELSE who showed up when Everything Everywhere kept sweeping almost every award in every award show?

That was a punk move from an egocentric schmuck who didn’t want to be the butt of any jokes and couldn’t face the fact that he might not have all the town’s smoke blown up his ass like he and some of you thought he deserved as a human right.

That said, I will enjoy continuing to watch him try and kill himself on screen. And I don’t blame him for trying to do so considering the contributions he’s made to boost and defend a horrific cult that destroys people’s lives without impunity.

Thinking people need to suck the crap out of Tom Cruise’s butt more than people already have for the last year is comedy.
 

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For all the Cruise shouldn’t have shown up because he wasn’t going to win anyway, why is he special compared to EVERYONE ELSE who showed up when Everything Everywhere kept sweeping almost every award in every award show?

That was a punk move from an egocentric schmuck who didn’t want to be the butt of any jokes and couldn’t face the fact that he might not have all the town’s smoke blown up his ass like he and some of you thought he deserved as a human right.

That said, I will enjoy continuing to watch him try and kill himself on screen. And I don’t blame him for trying to do so considering the contributions he’s made to boost and defend a horrific cult that destroys people’s lives without impunity.
It was likely he wasn't going to win and he was working. Maybe I am thinking of a different awards show but hasn't the Oscar's before had "just in case" camera crews for people not there who were working? I swear I have seen that before or maybe that was a different awards show. If so, I wouldn't think that is a big deal not being there.
 
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For all the Cruise shouldn’t have shown up because he wasn’t going to win anyway, why is he special compared to EVERYONE ELSE who showed up when Everything Everywhere kept sweeping almost every award in every award show?

That was a punk move from an egocentric schmuck who didn’t want to be the butt of any jokes and couldn’t face the fact that he might not have all the town’s smoke blown up his ass like he and some of you thought he deserved as a human right.

That said, I will enjoy continuing to watch him try and kill himself on screen. And I don’t blame him for trying to do so considering the contributions he’s made to boost and defend a horrific cult that destroys people’s lives without impunity.

Thinking people need to suck the crap out of Tom Cruise’s butt more than people already have for the last year is comedy.
Jesus. Missed the point entirely but ok.
 
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For all the Cruise shouldn’t have shown up because he wasn’t going to win anyway, why is he special compared to EVERYONE ELSE who showed up when Everything Everywhere kept sweeping almost every award in every award show?

That was a punk move from an egocentric schmuck who didn’t want to be the butt of any jokes and couldn’t face the fact that he might not have all the town’s smoke blown up his ass like he and some of you thought he deserved as a human right.

That said, I will enjoy continuing to watch him try and kill himself on screen. And I don’t blame him for trying to do so considering the contributions he’s made to boost and defend a horrific cult that destroys people’s lives without impunity.

Thinking people need to suck the crap out of Tom Cruise’s butt more than people already have for the last year is comedy.

An oldie but a goodie for you, cheese. :cool:

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For all the Cruise shouldn’t have shown up because he wasn’t going to win anyway, why is he special compared to EVERYONE ELSE who showed up when Everything Everywhere kept sweeping almost every award in every award show?

That was a punk move from an egocentric schmuck who didn’t want to be the butt of any jokes and couldn’t face the fact that he might not have all the town’s smoke blown up his ass like he and some of you thought he deserved as a human right.

That said, I will enjoy continuing to watch him try and kill himself on screen. And I don’t blame him for trying to do so considering the contributions he’s made to boost and defend a horrific cult that destroys people’s lives without impunity.

Thinking people need to suck the crap out of Tom Cruise’s butt more than people already have for the last year is comedy.
Why does he need to show up? I'm not going to fault anyone for not showing up to that self aggrandizing show that mainly functions as an ego stroke. I'd probably do the same thing. All I want out of Tom or any actor is to entertain me with their movies/shows. The pomp and circumstance outside of that does not matter and can be a distraction. I'd rather him be working on his next project then wasting a night going to something he's not into.

I feel the same with athlete when it comes to interviews and stuff outside of the game. Give me the cranky Randy Johnson that wins cy youngs and a WS for us over a gregarious scrub that takes us nowhere.
 
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Tom Cruise wasn't the only person who skipped the Oscars. James Cameron wasn't there either and he had a film nominated for Best Picture, too.
 

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I'm not going to fault anyone for not showing up to that self aggrandizing show that mainly functions as an ego stroke.

Like all award shows, the Oscars main function is to serve as a catalyst to create excitement and business for the industry. When a film or a recording artist sweeps up a lot of awards, it creates consumer demand to experience those products.
 

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Tom Cruise wasn't the only person who skipped the Oscars. James Cameron wasn't there either and he had a film nominated for Best Picture, too.

True. No offense to James Cameron, but he has absolutely no star appeal with the general public.
 

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Lol, just saying he is no Tom Cruise. Nobody is discussing the absence of Cameron today.
Not true. He’s getting blasted around the industry and on podcasts also. It’s a total slap in the face not just to the other nominees but SPECIFICALLY to those on your own crew who were nominated, had a chance to win and DID win in a couple spots for both movies.

It’s stupid ego crap for Cameron And stupid ego crap and not wanting to face Scientology jokes for Cruise.
 
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I don’t care about the awards I just think it should have been called out.
I thought Jimmy Kimmel did that right at the beginning, saying that TGM was what brought people back to the theaters. Did you mean formal recognition?
 
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The film and Cruise's part in bringing people back to the theaters would have been much greater had Cruise simply shown up in person.

Oscars: 3-Minute Riff on Tom Cruise Was Cut From Kimmel's Monologue When Top Gun Star Was a No-Show

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars monologue would have zeroed in on Tom Cruise, yet steered clear of any danger zone, had the Top Gun: Maverick star actually attended Sunday night’s ceremony.

Yet despite the blockbuster Top Gun sequel being up for a half-dozen Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Cruise opted to not even do a fly-by at the Dolby Theatre, and instead was a no-show.

As a result, Kimmel fired off only a few quips about Cruise, whereas an alternate draft of his monologue had a “three-minute chunk” dedicated to the man who, it has been said, saved the movies after years of pandemic-depressed box office numbers.

Had Cruise been in attendance, “We had about a three-minute chunk of the monologue dedicated to Tom Cruise, honoring him and his role in reviving the movie industry,” Oscars executive producer Molly McNearney (who is also Kimmel’s wife and a JKL EP) told our sister site Variety. “We were so disappointed when we learned a few days before the Oscars that he wouldn’t be there. Jimmy loves him and really wanted to celebrate him.”
 

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The film and Cruise's part in bringing people back to the theaters would have been much greater had Cruise simply shown up in person.

Oscars: 3-Minute Riff on Tom Cruise Was Cut From Kimmel's Monologue When Top Gun Star Was a No-Show​

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars monologue would have zeroed in on Tom Cruise, yet steered clear of any danger zone, had the Top Gun: Maverick star actually attended Sunday night’s ceremony.

Yet despite the blockbuster Top Gun sequel being up for a half-dozen Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Cruise opted to not even do a fly-by at the Dolby Theatre, and instead was a no-show.

As a result, Kimmel fired off only a few quips about Cruise, whereas an alternate draft of his monologue had a “three-minute chunk” dedicated to the man who, it has been said, saved the movies after years of pandemic-depressed box office numbers.

Had Cruise been in attendance, “We had about a three-minute chunk of the monologue dedicated to Tom Cruise, honoring him and his role in reviving the movie industry,” Oscars executive producer Molly McNearney (who is also Kimmel’s wife and a JKL EP) told our sister site Variety. “We were so disappointed when we learned a few days before the Oscars that he wouldn’t be there. Jimmy loves him and really wanted to celebrate him.”
That's good to hear. But he had a pretty good excuse not to go.
 
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That's good to hear. But he had a pretty good excuse not to go.
True, but you're Tom Freaking Cruise and could really make it there if you wanted to be there, IMHO.

By not being there you open the door for more stuff like this:

 

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True, but you're Tom Freaking Cruise and could really make it there if you wanted to be there, IMHO.

By not being there you open the door for more stuff like this:

He's been dealing with that type of crap for over 20 years. Pretty sure that isn't a consideration for him.
 

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Before everybody puts Cruise through a meatgrinder then pisses on the hamburger, do we know where Cruise is currently filming? It appears he is doing so in England. If so, it puts a different spin on him "shunning" the Oscars and attending Caine's birthday.

Edit: BTW.... Not everyone thinks Cruise is a jerk. Personally, I have no idea.

https://www.vulture.com/2022/05/19-...Hollywood press tour,how to ride a motorcycle.
 

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Tom Cruise wasn't the only person who skipped the Oscars. James Cameron wasn't there either and he had a film nominated for Best Picture, too.

More people didn't show up than DID show up IMO. From Meryl Streep to Zendaya and Tom Holland.

Many were in town, went to the after parties, but skipped the show. Spike Lee went to the Staples Center and watched the Knicks game.
 

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