When the 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning, significant milestones were reached, especially for one Hollywood producer with over 50 years of experience. Top Gun: Maverick's Jerry Bruckheimer commented on his first Oscar nomination after producing over 100 films and television shows during his lifetime.
Bruckheimer talked about the film's box office success in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, and that he believes the Academy was aware of it. He expressed his delight that after years of experience, he finally received his first nomination.
Tom Cruise, the film's star, was snubbed after he was not chosen for Best Actor in the nominations, according to Bruckheimer, who said he hasn't spoken with Cruise since the nominations were announced.
Maverick has received over 1.4 billion dollars at the box office worldwide, including an average Rotten Tomatoes score of between 96 and 99 percent. Six Academy Award nominations have been given to the film, including Best Editing, Original Song, Visual Effects, and Adapted Screenplay.
Bruckheimer's first producer role was in 1972 for the film Dust, Sweat, and Gunpowder. He then worked on other big TV series and films such as CSI, The Amazing Race, Pirates of the Caribbean, and National Treasure, just to name a few.
The 2023 Oscar ceremony will take place on March 12, 2023, at 8:00 pm EDT.