Tom Cruise is on a roll.
On Wednesday he was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actor for his work in Top Gun: Maverick, which made more than $1.48 billion worldwide at the box office, and will debut December 22 on Paramount+.
And the next day the movie star landed in the same category for the same blockbuster film for the AARP The Magazine Movies For Grownups Awards which will air in January.
Flying high: Tom Cruise is on a roll. On Wednesday he was nominated for a Critics Choice Awards for Best Actor for his work in Top Gun: Maverick. And the next day the movie star landed in the same category for the same blockbuster film for the AARP The Magazine Movies For Grownups Awards
Mav at work: Cruise portraying Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in a scene from Top Gun: Maverick. The movie made more than $1.48 billion worldwide at the box office, and will debut Dec. 22 on Paramount+
This comes after he was snubbed for an acting nod from the Golden Globes, though his movie did make the Best Picture list.
Also in the Best Actor AARP Best Actor nominations are Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Tom Hanks (A Man Called Otto), Bill Nighy (Living) and Adam Sandler (Hustle).
The AARP award nominations were announced on Thursday.
The Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category included Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, The Woman King and Women Talking.
Not smart, GG: This comes after he was snubbed for an acting nod from the Golden Globes, though his movie did make the Best Picture list. Seen in London
With the cast: (L-R) Miles Teller, Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm attend the Royal Film Performance screening of Top Gun: Maverick in Leicester Square in May
For more than two decades, AARP’s Movies for Grownups program has championed movies for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism, and encouraging films and TV shows that resonate with older viewers.
The 21st annual MFG Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California.
‘The iconic talents we honor this year drive a cultural change in the way aging Americans are perceived and valued,’ says AARP film and TV critic Tim Appelo.
‘They inspire us to think about life differently. And we’re thrilled that the Movies for Grownups Awards are back as a live event, celebrating a profusion of grownup masterworks we could scarcely have imagined when we started the awards decades ago.’
Iconic and beloved screen and stage performer Alan Cumming will return as host of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards, which will be broadcast nationwide by Great Performances on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/moviesforgrownups and the PBS Video app.
On top: The Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category included Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans (pictured), Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, The Woman King and Women Talking
In the Best Actress category, nominees are Cate Blanchett (Tár), Viola Davis (The Woman King), Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris), Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once).
The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Patricia Clarkson (She Said), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Judith Ivey (Women Talking) and Gabrielle Union (The Inspection).
In the Best Supporting Actor category, Andre Braugher (She Said), Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin), Woody Harrelson (Triangle of Sadness), Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans) and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once).
Another hit: This image released by A24 Films shows, from left, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in a scene from, Everything Everywhere All At Once
2022 Movies for Grownups nominees for Best Director are James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water), Todd Field (Tár), Baz Luhrmann (Elvis), Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King) and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans).
The nominees for Best TV Series are Abbott Elementary, The Old Man, Only Murders in the Building, The White Lotus and Yellowstone.
In the Best TV Movie/Limited Series category, nominations go to Black Bird, The Dropout, Inventing Anna, The Staircase and The Watcher.
The 2022 television nominees for Best Actress are Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Toni Collette (The Staircase), Laura Linney (Ozark), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary) and Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul). In the Best Actor category, Jeff Bridges (The Old Man), Steve Carell (The Patient), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Gary Oldman (Slow Horses) and Wes Studi (Reservation Dogs).