Could it be? Are the tides turning on woke?
The 2023 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday and award watchers were surprised to see Top Gun: Maverick receive 6 nominations —including Best Picture.
The American Flag emojis were flying on social media.
From Fox News:
“Yes! Don’t go woke, don’t go broke. The tide is turning. Woke is unsustainable. Destruction, welfare, Perversion, narcissism, corruption: not a good foundation to build on,” one user wrote.
Popular gamer and film reviewer Christian Henares said, “If #TheOscars are going to redeem themselves for the past 5 years of woke stupidity, Top Gun: Maverick winning the Best Picture award would be a perfect start. What a great movie.”
“TOP GUN: MAVERICK receives 6 nominations at the Oscars,” actor and former California congressional candidate Antonio Sabato, Jr. tweeted, with an American flag emoji.
Maverick, the sequel to the original 1986 blockbuster, scored six nominations overall, including Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Best Film Editing, Best Original Song for Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand,” Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects.
Last month, star Tom Cruise thanked audiences for helping to make Maverick such a huge success…by jumping out of a plane.
A special message from the set of #MissionImpossible @MissionFilm pic.twitter.com/sfnWWluLyl
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 18, 2022