Tom Cruise lands in London by the use of helicopter – simply prior to Best Gun sequel nabbed SIX Oscar nominations

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Tom Cruise lands in London via helicopter – just before Top Gun sequel nabbed SIX Oscar nominations including coveted Best Picture nod

Tom Cruise was spotted in London just before it was announced his epic action film Top Gun: Maverick had received six Oscar nominations, including the coveted Best Picture nod.

The actor, 60, who plays an expert pilot in the Top Gun films, was spotted landing his helicopter in the metropolis late last night on Tuesday. 

While Top Gun: Maverick failed to receive any acting nominations, it did receive the nominations for best adapted screenplay, visual effects, best sound, best original song, and best film editing.

The sky’s the limit! Tom Cruise was spotted in London just before it was announced his epic action film Top Gun: Maverick had received six Oscar nominations, including the coveted Best Picture nod

Tom was spotted arriving into London bundled up in a black jacket, jeans, and boots. He rocked a head full of shaggy black hair which was noticeably longer than the cut he sported in the Top Gun sequel.

The actor, who is also a licensed pilot, was seen mid-air as he landed his chopper with a co-pilot by his side.

Once he successfully landed the chopper, he emerged from the vehicle and spoke with several men standing on the tarmac.

Afterwards, he was photographed emerging from the with a smile on his face.

Danger Zone! Cruise was spotted landing the helicopter with a co-pilot by his side

Danger Zone! Cruise was spotted landing the helicopter with a co-pilot by his side 

Cruise grinned and waved as he made his way outside with a backpack slung over a single shoulder.

That smile likely widened once Cruise learned of the six Oscar nominations his wildly successful Top Gun sequel had received.

The movie starring Cruise is nominated for Best Picture along with Elvis, Avatar: The Way of Water, All Quiet on the Western Front and The Fabelmans at the 95th Academy Awards, which will be hosted on March 12 by Jimmy Kimmel.

While Cruise missed out on a nomination for Best Actor, the nomination for Best Picture could bring him his first Academy Award. 

Walk this way: He strode out of the terminal wearing rugged black boots

Walk this way: He strode out of the wearing rugged black boots 

Going for the gold! That smile likely widened once Cruise learned of the six Oscar nominations his wildly successful Top Gun sequel had received

Going for the gold! That smile likely widened once Cruise learned of the six Oscar nominations his wildly successful Top Gun sequel had received

Top Gun: Maverick was one of the highest grossing films of the last few years and was released 36 years after audiences first saw Cruise play Navy aviator Pete Mitchell.

Now, decades after the events of the original, Pete has been tasked with preparing Top Gun graduates for a high-risk mission. The team includes Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Pete’s late best friend Goose.

The film raked in $1.489bn at the box office last summer and was nominated for numerous Critics Choice Awards, picking up the gong for Best Cinematography.

Taking care of business: Cruise spoke with several men on the tarmac after landing the chopper

Taking care of business: Cruise spoke with several men on the tarmac after landing the chopper 

The action-packed flick is also Cruise’s most successful time of all time.

The film was originally supposed to be released in June 2020, though Paramount decided to hold off on the release until more fans are able to return, a move that clearly paid off.

‘I’m gratified we made this decision to hang on. This movie is going to have a huge run. It’s going to draw people to theaters who haven’t been in a long time,’ predicted Paramount’s domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson in a statement.

Blockbuster: Now, decades after the events of the original, Pete has been tasked with preparing Top Gun graduates for a high-risk mission. The team includes Lt. Bradley 'Rooster' Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Pete's late best friend Goose

Blockbuster: Now, decades after the events of the original, Pete has been tasked with preparing Top Gun graduates for a high-risk mission. The team includes Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of Pete’s late best friend Goose

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