Top Gun: Maverick was one of the few films nominated across more than one category at the 95th Academy Awards, along with films such as The Banshees Of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, and All Quiet On The Western Front.
Tom Cruise secured his first Oscar nomination in over 20 years as he was the producer of the Top Gun sequel, where he reprised his role in Pete Mitchell’s film. One of the nominations bagged by the film this year is Best Film. Apart from that, it was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and, Best Visual Effects.
Did Top Gun: Maverick win an Oscar?
Out of all the nominations, Top Gun: Maverick only took home only one Oscar for Best Sound at the 95th Academy Awards. However, even that was commendable as it was up against greats such as All Quiet On The Western Front, Avatar: The Way Of Water, The Batman, and Elvis.
For Top Guun, the win comes 36 years after the original Top Gun (1986) lost out at both sound awards at the 1987 Oscars. Aliens and Platoon, took home awards for best Sound Effects Editing and Best Sound, beating the original Top Gun at both.
Despite his film being nominated at the Oscars, Cruise gave the awards night a skip because he had some other shooting commitments that clashed with the same. Mark Weingarten, James H Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor. Weingarten accepted the award for Top Gun: Maverick for the night.
The sequel’s fate seemed to mimic its predecessor as the original Top Gun was nominated for four Oscars back then but took home only one. It won the Best Original Song award for Take My Breath Away, performed by Berlin.