The production of the latest Tom Cruise movie, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, just got some fantastic news: co-star Jeremy Renner is nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor! Renner received his second Oscar nod for his performance as a malevolent bank robber in 2010′s The Town. The nomination came as a surprise to the actor, according to Entertainment Weekly, following his first nomination for Best Actor in Lead Role for 2009′s eventual Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker.
Our congratulations go out to Jeremy for the Academy Award nomination! We loved the performance and think Renner’s amazing work deserves every accolade.
Renner joins Tom in the multiple nominations club, with our boss having landed a Best Supporting Actor nod of his own for Magnolia and Best Actor nominations for Jerry Maguire and Born on the Fourth of July. Between the duo, that packs some serious performance power into the production of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol!
For everyone that didn’t catch Renner’s performance in theaters, here’s a clip of a scene opposite Ben Affleck, both co-star and director of The Town:
Whoa! If that scene got anymore heavy, we’d need a back brace. You can tell right away that Renner’s screen presence brings gravity to whatever scene he plays. It’s the kind of award-winning intensity that will ratchet up the action in the latest Mission Impossible!
We can hardly wait. And from all accounts from the press to fans hitting the streets at the Vancouver filming location, cinema lovers can’t wait either! As a little treat, we’re cueing up a clip from the last installment in the series – Mission Impossible III – to help quench our thirst for action. Enjoy!
What do you think of Jeremy Renner’s Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor? Did you love his performance in The Town? Are you ready for that same intensity in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol? Let us know in the comments section!!
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