The prestigious SAG Awards took place in Los Angeles to honor the most deserving actors and their films. Thankfully, Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning has been awarded the Best Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture after being overlooked for no reason.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning

This becomes a much-needed honor as the deserving film along with the A-lister was brutally ignored at the People’s Choice Awards. It became a bitter pill to swallow for many fans after it was announced that Rachel Zegler’s The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes was crowned the Action Movie of the Year.

Tom Cruice’s Mission: Impossible 7 Rightfully Recognized at The SAG Awards

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning finally claimed the award it rightfully deserved. During the illustrious event, Tom Cruise‘s film was crowned with the Best Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, something that was ignored at the People’s Choice Awards. Along with Cruise, other notable stars like Keanu Reeves and Gal Gadot were defeated by Rachel Zegler who won the Action Movie Star of the Year.

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Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 7 wins Best Stunt Ensemble at the SAG Awards
Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 wins Best Stunt Ensemble at the SAG Awards after defeat from Rachel Zegler’s film at the PSAs

It emerged as a major shocker for fans and they expressed disappointment in ignoring the most deserving and true action stars of Hollywood. Many even stated that Zegler spent most of the time singing in her film, and The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes was not even engaging enough, compared to Mission: Impossible 7 which was filled with action-packed scenes.

However, Cruise’s film did not face the same ignorance and unexpected fate at the SAG Awards, as by winning the Best Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, it has been proved that Mission: Impossible 7 is a distinguished film when it comes to authentic and flawless stunt experience. The same is the viewpoint of fans, who expressed contentment with the film’s recent win.

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Finally after Mission: Impossible 7 earned the honor it truly deserved, fans got another chance to praise the authenticity and determination Tom Cruise incorporates in his action films. This is the reason why most of them were startled including Rachel Zegler when she was nominated among the A-listers of Hollywood.

Why Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 7 Was More Deserving Than Rachel Zegler’s Movie

Fans were disappointed after Rachel Zegler won the Best Action Star of the Year
Fans were disappointed after Rachel Zegler won the Best Action Star of the Year

When it comes to action-packed films and actors doing stunts by themselves, the first name that will emerge in everybody’s mind is Tom Cruise. The actor’s is considered a legendary figure, captivating viewers for decades with his massive hit movies. The Mummy star isn’t just known for his flawless stunts, but also for influencing the underlying themes of a project.

Cruise is highly skilled when it comes to powerful performances, and allowing the character to connect with the audience. This major element seemed to be missing in Rachel Zegler’s film, and this became the reason why many fans couldn’t stop from expressing their honest opinions after the actress and her film won major awards.


Not to ignore that Zegler is indeed an incredible actress who has been a part of notable projects. But crowing her as the action star over Tom Cruise in a short period didn’t sit well with many. However, now that Cruise’s film has earned the deserving place, it emerged as a relief to fans.

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