While he was missing from the red carpet, it is not known if he will attend the ceremony. His decision to not attend this year’s Golden Globe awards comes almost two years after Variety reported he returned his Golden Globe trophies to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over its diversity scandal.
Cruise has won three times for his performances in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia.
The Top Gun sequel is nominated for Best Motion Picture — Drama and Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Cruise’s co-stars Glen Powell and Jay Ellis were present at the show.
Cruise’s decision to return the awards was followed by NBC’s announcement that the network — which was been the Globes’s home for decades — wouldn’t air the 2022 awards telecast until the HFPA enacted significant reforms. Later, NBC began airing the awards.
Tom Cruise’s Maverick has had a massive year, with a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and over $1.4 billion at the global box office. Among many categories, the film is considered a frontrunner for best picture at the Academy Awards.
However, the actor was passed over for a nomination in the category of best performance by an actor in a motion picture-drama. This could also be a possible reason why Cruise chose not to attend the event Tuesday.