Vin Diesel: I think Fast Five deserves an Oscar
The film, which is going under the names of Fast Five and Fast & Furious 5, stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the actor said: "I wouldn't be surprised if there is some Oscar talk around this."
He went on to say the previous films in the franchise have been discriminated against by critics who do not understand the audience which the movies appeal to.
"Sooner or later people are gonna say, 'wait a minute, just because they are for the working class doesn't mean they're not great'," Vin Diesel said.
The actor plays the character Dominic Toretto in Fast & Furious 5, which is currently at the number two position at the UK box office.
Vin Diesel, who has starred in hits such as Saving Private Ryan, previously netted the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team for 2001's The Fast and the Furious.