Not good news for all fans of Lady Gaga (36): The American superstar will not perform the "Top Gun: Maverick" song "Hold My Hand" live at the upcoming Oscars. According to "Entertainment Weekly", Oscar director Glenn Weiss (61) confirmed this at a press conference. The singer and actress is currently too busy filming "Joker: Folie à Deux" and couldn't find the time to prepare an appearance. However, Lady Gaga will be present as a nominee at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony on March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Traditionally, the artists nominated in the "Best Movie Song" category perform their songs live during the ceremony. The appearances of Sofia Carson (29) with "Applause" from "Tell It Like a Woman", Rihanna (35) with "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and Son Lux feat. Mitski
It would have been Lady Gaga's third appearance at an Oscar ceremony. Before that, she sang "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary "Freiwild - Tatort Universität" in 2016 and the world hit "Shallow" from her film "A Star Is Born" together with colleague Bradley Cooper (48) in 2019. Lady Gaga was also awarded an Oscar for "Best Movie Song" for "Shallow".
Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, is currently working as an actress on the sequel to the comic book adaptation "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix (48). Which role Gaga will play there exactly has not yet been confirmed by those responsible at Warner Bros. However, first set pictures indicate that the artist will slip into the role of Harley Quinn, who later became the Joker's girlfriend.