Many Hollywood stars missed the Oscars ceremony this 12 months, which was highlighted by host Jimmy Kimmel and briefly turned a subject of debate on social media. Denzel Washington, who as close to the stage and even provided counsel to Will Smith after he slapped comic Chris Rock final 12 months, was noticed watching a basketball match just a few miles away from the place the ceremony was held. Tom Cruise, whose ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ was nominated for six honours, was additionally not in attendance.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water‘ director James Cameron too skipped the ceremony, although he did attend a dinner with different nominees on Saturday night time. His Avatar sequel was nominated in 4 classes.
Mr Kimmel joked about Mr Cameron’s absence in his opening monologue. “You know a present is just too lengthy when even James Cameron cannot sit by means of it,” he mentioned, referring to the 192-minute runtime of The Way of Water.
“Some of the cynics are saying James Cameron is not right here as a result of he did not get a Best Director nomination. And whereas I discover that very laborious to imagine a few man of such deep humility, he does have a degree. I imply, how does the Academy not nominate the man who directed Avatar? What do they assume he’s, a girl?” he added.
Talking about Mr Cruise, the Oscars host mentioned, “Everyone beloved ‘Top Gun‘ I imply, everybody. Tom Cruise together with his shirt off in that seaside soccer scene? … Hubba hubba! Tom Cruise and James Cameron did not present up tonight. The two guys who insisted we go to the theatre did not come to the theatre.”
The actor’s spokesperson later advised People that Mr Cruise needed to miss the awards ceremony as a result of he’s filming ‘Mission: Impossible 8‘ abroad.
Denzel Washington, in the meantime, watched a Nicks-Lakers NBA sport, as reported by KGW8 channel. He was noticed sitting subsequent to actor and filmmaker Spike Lee, a longtime Knicks fan.
Neither Mr Washington nor Mr Lee have been nominated for any awards this 12 months.
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