‘I’ll Never Tell You a Lie’ – 19-Year-Old American Tennis Prodigy Coco Gauff Boasts About Snubbing Tom Cruise for ‘EEAAO’ at Oscars 2023

Published 03/13/2023, 7:03 AM EDT

USA Today via Reuters

The Oscars is arguably the most anticipated event worldwide, particularly when it comes to the entertainment industry. The 2023 Academy Awards took place last night and saw several deserving artists being rewarded for their hardwork. Prior to the spectacle, people all around the world made predictions as to who will win the awards. American sensation Coco Gauff is one of those people.

Even amidst the ongoing Indian Wells Masters, Gauff can’t help but be active with her off-court activities. She recently posted on Twitter about predicting the winner of the best movie. She also predicted that another famous movie won’t prevail.

Coco Gauff predicts best movie at the Oscars


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Lat night at the Oscars, the best picture award, along with several other awards, was taken by ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. Celebrations were on order for the team and the viewers of the movie who loved it. Along with the best picture, the movie also won best director, best actress, best supporting actress and actor.

Gauff was one of the most elated individuals, as she had predicted that the movie would win. Her fans were also celebrating with her. The 2022 French Open finalist shared her excitement in a tweet she posted recently. She had also added that she was firm in her belief, even though many kept saying that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ would win the best picture award as she snubbed Tom Cruise’s film.


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I guessed the oscar’s best picture winner when everyone said Top Gun would win @Tennis has the proof! I’ll tell you a joke but I ‘ll never tell you a lie,” read Gauff’s tweet.



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Gauff karate chops the mic while giving her predictions

WTA icon Coco Gauff was asked her predictions for the Oscars on the opening day of the BNP Paribas Open. Gauff was asked many questions by Tennis Channel in their exclusive with Gauff, which included her predictions on the award for the best movie. Gauff said that ‘Avatar: Way of the Water’ was her favorite, but ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ had a good chance of winning.

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While talking about the same, Gauff accidentally removed the microphone from the phone recording as she was talking about the best picture award. The sudden move had everyone on set laughing, as the camera man mentioned how her reactions resembled a karate chop. When everything was settled down, she continued by saying that since she was right about the Rihanna Super Bowl prediction, she would be crazed if she was right with this one.

She was absolutely right with this prediction as well. Gauff may well have the power of clairvoyance.



Ripunjay Gaba

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Ripunjay is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his bachelor’s in Economics at Ambedkar University, New Delhi and worked as a freelance writer for a renowned sports publication, covering various social media personalities. Ripunjay is a diehard Roger Federer fan, whose dominance on the ATP Tour made him fall in love with tennis.

Edited By: Tony Thomas