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Tom Cruise and James Camron left in shock by the Oscars

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Nominations for the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced in Hollywood on Tuesday morning, leaving some high-profile names in the industry in shock.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads the pack with an impressive 11 nominations. While Irish tragicomedy ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and German WWI epic ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ follow close behind, with nine nods.

As usual, some favorite faces, who were tipped to win the Oscars, were shunned by the Oscars.

Three-time Oscar nominee Tom Cruise was aiming for his first shot at the Best Actor award since 1996’s ‘Jerry Maguire’. His long-awaited sequel ‘Top Gun’ showed the money as the highest-grossing film of 2022, while also generating a positive critical reaction.

“Maverick” earned six nominations, including one for Best Picture. Many pundits thought Cruise might take a ride on the “Top Gun” train, but landing a snap for a shot of popcorn turned out to be mission impossible.

Similarly, James Cameron – who declared himself ‘king of the world’ when he accepted the directing Oscar for ‘Titanic’ a quarter of a century ago – was also snubbed by the Oscars.

The director of ‘Avatar: The Way of the Water’ could win the nomination, while the film made the best picture list with three crafting categories

For the first time, two sequels – “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” – were nominated for Best Picture. The two blockbusters combined grossed $3.5 billion at the box office.

However, Tom Cruise missed an acting nomination. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also declined to nominate James Camron for Best Director on Tuesday – one of the most notable Oscar snubs.

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