Maverick’, thinks he’s ‘perfect’ and deserves an Oscar nomination

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The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards will be announced tomorrow, and Jennifer Connelly is hoping her “Top Gun: Maverick” co-star, Tom Cruise, will get a call.

“He’s amazing,” she told Variety. “I think he does a great job in the film,” she added.

“He’s great as a person and fantastic as an actor, and I think he’s just… perfect. I think he embodies that character so well… I think he totally deserves it,” she said in reference to the rumblings Cruise might pick up on. Oscar nomination.

Not only did Cruise reprise his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from the original “Top Gun” movie, he also produced “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Jennifer Connelly co-starred with Tom Cruise in the hit movie “Top Gun: Maverick” as Penny Benjamin.
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“I think the movie is really well made, and it’s really hard to make a movie like that, you know,” Connelly continued of the movie that has grossed more than $1.4 billion internationally. .

Connelly, who plays Cruise’s love interest Penny Benjamin, was quick to credit Cruise’s contributions to the film as a whole.

“And when you think about Tom’s work… think about the things he did for that role,” she explained. “Besides everything that happens on the field and how great he is in those scenes and in creating those relationships, I think the relationship he has with you know, the character of Miles, is so beautiful and moving.” she said of Cruise’s relationship with actor Miles. Teller’s character, Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw.

Jennifer Connelly complimented Tom Cruise’s character work with co-star Miles Teller.
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She also praised the actor for his aviation skills, many of which he did himself.

“The work he’s done to complete those flight sequences… that’s another thing. It really is,” she remarked to the outlet.

Jennifer Connelly thinks Tom Cruise should be nominated for an Oscar for his work in "Top gun: Maverick." The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24.

Jennifer Connelly thinks Tom Cruise should be nominated for an Oscar for his work in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 24.
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Although “Top Gun: Maverick” was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards in the categories of Best Picture, Drama and Best Original Song, the film did not win a trophy and Cruise was not nominated herself.

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