Lady Gaga, the global pop sensation, has been making headlines recently for her Best Original Song nominee, ‘Hold My Hand,’ from the movie Top Gun: Maverick. However, the news broke that Gaga will not be performing her hit song at the 95th Academy Awards due to her busy schedule shooting for Warner Bros’ DC sequel Joker: Folie à Deux.
According to Deadline, Oscarcast director Glenn Weiss announced that Gaga won’t have time to prepare a musical number for the Oscars as she’s busy shooting the film. This news comes as a disappointment for fans who were eagerly waiting to watch her perform live.
More Announcements to Come
Despite Gaga’s absence, the show must go on. Oscarcast producer Ricky Kirshner shared that they have announced some performances and more announcements are yet to come. He also added that the performances announced so far are very visual and performance-based. With Everything Everywhere All at Once and Naatu Naatu among the nominees, it is safe to say that the performances are going to be a treat for the audience.
Gaga’s hit song is up against four other tunes for the Best Original Song category, including ‘Applause’ from Tell It like a Woman, ‘Lift Me Up’ from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, ‘Naatu Naatu’ from RRR, and ‘This Is a Life’ from Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Lady Gaga is undoubtedly one of the biggest music sensations of our time. Her songs have been nominated for and won numerous awards in the past. Despite her absence from the Oscars, we can still look forward to other performances and anticipate who will win the coveted Best Original Song award.