Yeah, yeah, so he jumped on Oprah's couch. But you know what? He's the best bigger-than-life movie star we've got right now. He's funny, charming, hangs off the sides of planes, and can have us at "hello." If Cruise ascends to his next level of existence without at least an honorary statue, then the Academy is just another secretive organization of questionable ethics.
Nominations: Two for Best Actor (Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire) and one for Best Supporting Actor (Magnolia).
Should Have Won For: Magnolia.
Maybe This Is All Punishment For: We're not getting into all that.