Saviors Of Cinema Tom Cruise and James Cameron Weren’t At The Oscars

March 14, 2023 / Posted by:

When movie theater attendance took a nose-dive after the availability of streaming and COVID-19 restrictions, Tom Cruise and James Cameron [Kim Kardashian voice] got up off their ass and worked! Tommy and Jimmy became the Captain Save A Hos of cinema by getting people to see movies in theaters with Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water. Yet when “Hollywood’s Biggest Night,” aka the Oscars, happened on Sunday night, both were no-shows.

“Cinema savior” James Cameron (sometimes referred to as “white savior”) was nominated for a total of four categories for his film Avatar: The Way Of Water, including Best Picture. But James didn’t get a Best Director nomination. Avatar 2 is the third highest-grossing movie of all time, raking in $2.93 billion at the global box office. Similarly, Tom’s movie, Top Gun: Maverick, was a massive box office success, grossing $1.4 billion and prompting director Steven Spielberg to approach Tom saying,  “You saved Hollywood’s ass, and you might have saved theatrical distribution. Seriously, Maverick might have saved the entire theatrical industry.” Maverick was nominated for a total of six awards and took home the award for Best Sound.

It’s unclear why the two were no-shows, but if we had to guess, it’s probably because James is busy making seven more Avatar movies. And David Miscavige is tired of Scientologists asking him why award shows always give Tom Cruise shit. But according to Variety, when asked on the red carpet why James wasn’t present, Jon Landau explained:

Cameron’s producing partner and fellow nominee Jon Landau told The New York Times that his absence was due to “personal reasons”. Cameron had attended two Oscars functions in the days before the ceremony.

This year’s Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel joked about their absences, saying: “You know, Tom [Cruise] and James Cameron didn’t show up tonight. The two guys who insisted we go to the theatre didn’t come the theatre.”

As for Tom, Entertainment Tonight claims that he skipped out on the Oscars because he’s busy filming Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part II in the UK. But The Daily Mail claims that Tommy skipped out because he didn’t want to run into his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, who was burning up the Oscars champagne carpet with pure sex from her posing.

A source told ‘Tom was not there because she was there, and he did not want a run-in.’

However, sources close to Cruise claimed his absence was ‘not personal’ and was nothing more than scheduling difficulties, though they did not reply specifically to the claim that it was connected to Kidman’s presence.

Cruise, 60, and his ex-wife have not been present at the same Oscars bashes this year and haven’t been seen at the same event for years.

Wait, so if you don’t want Tom Cruise to appear somewhere, you just have to get Nicole Kidman to show up? QUICK! Put Nicole Kidman cardboard cutouts EVERYWHERE.


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