Tom Cruise was honored for his work as a producer for nearly 30 years and took home the top award at the Producers Guild of America Awards, cementing his status as an Oscar winner Best Picture frontrunner status.
“We love you! We love you!” Ke Huy Quan, another Oscar winner and one of the film’s stars, yelled joyfully on stage as Jonathan Wang and the rest of the multiverse show’s producers accepted Best Drama film awards.
As it turns out, the award may be the best indicator of the Oscar’s top honors, with four of the past five PGA winners and 11 of the past 14 PGA winners winning Best Picture.
Coda won the PGA Championship last year and Nomadland in 2021 were the frontrunners before winning Best Picture.
Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards show has the potential to be a big night, which could further mark “Everywhere” as the winner of the Academy Awards on March 12.
Cruise The actor made waves inside and outside with a performance at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, but his production career began in 1996 with “Mission: Impossible” which earned him the PGA’s David O The Selznick Award, which was an achievement honor previously received by Steven Spielberg, Kevin Feige, Mary Parent and Brian Glazer in his lifetime.
“My whole life I’ve wanted to be in movies,” said Cruise, who wore a tuxedo and wore his hair the same length as he wore in “Mission: Impossible 2.”
“I want to travel the world and go on adventures.”
Cruise talked about making his film debut in 1981 at the age of 18, and how producer Stanley Jaffe kept him involved in every part of the process.
“I’m sure it’s something I want to do for the rest of my life,” he said.
Cruise thanked Jerry Bruckheimer, a producer on the original 1986 “Top Gun” and his production partner on last year’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” which also won the PGA Nominated for the top prize and expected to compete for the Oscar for Best Picture.
“You opened doors for me,” Cruise told Bruckheimer.
“You welcomed me in and I will be forever grateful.”
Since the first “Mission: Impossible,” Cruise has served as a producer on the films he’s starred in, including “Vanilla Sky,” “The Last Samurai,” “Reacher,” and the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. the other five films.
He honored the acceptance of many other mentors and partners, including Spielberg and former Paramount CEO Shirley Lansing, who presented the award.
“You all let me live the life of adventure I wanted,” he said.
Cruise finished with a shout out to the entire audience, “All the audience, I work for them first, thank you for letting me entertain you.”
Other films awarded by the PGA include Best Documentary for Navalny, Best Animated Feature for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and Stanley Kramer Award for Till , in recognition of a work or producer issue that illuminates and raises public awareness of an important social issue.
In the PGA’s TV category, “The Bear” won Best Comedy, “The White Lotus” won Best Drama, and Lizzo’s “Beware of the Big Bad” won Best Reality or Competition Series, Stanley Tucci: Finding Italy won for a non-fiction series, Dropout won best limited series and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story won best TV movie.
Mindy Kaling has received a Norman Lear Television Achievement Award for her productions, including The Mindy Project, The Sex Lives of College Girls, Never Have I Ever, Velma and The Office.
“I’m the child of immigrants, and this unexpectedly became my secret weapon,” Carlin said.
BJ Novak, her former Office co-writer and co-star, presented Kaling with the award, saying she “cared about characters that other people didn’t care enough to put on TV, and they cared about things on TV that other people didn’t care about.”