Oscar-nominated star, Lady Gaga, will not be performing at the 95th Academy Awards despite being nominated for her Top Gun: Maverick original song “Hold My Hand.” The 36-year-old singer and songwriter is currently shooting Joker sequel Folie à Deux and is forced to turn down the offer due to scheduling conflicts.
During the Oscars Creative Team press conference, producer Glenn Weiss, revealed: “We have great relationships with Lady Gaga and her camp [but] she’s in the middle of shooting a movie right now, and here we are honoring the movie industry and what it takes to make a movie.”
Weiss added: “After a bunch of back and forth, it didn’t feel like she could get a performance to the caliber that we’re used to with her, that she’s used to and all that stuff. So she is not going to perform on the show, however, this is all, from our point of view, about someone making a movie and us completely understanding that that’s what is priority in this business, especially when we are honoring movies.”
Alongside Gaga, the nominees for Best Original Song include Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up,” Sofia Carson and Diane Warren’s “Applause,” Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux’s “This Is Life” and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava’s “Naatu Naatu.”
Lady Gaga blew away the crowd with her unforgettable performance at the 2019 Oscars. That same year, she was nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song, which she won thanks to “Shallow” from A Star Is Born.