Maverick’ Song At Ceremony – Deadline

After weeks of speculation, Oscarcast director Glenn Weiss has today declared that Lady Gaga will not be performing his nominee for best song “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday.

The singer told producers that she plans to come to the ceremony as a nominee, but she won’t have time to prepare a musical number as she is filming Warner Bros.’ DC sequel. Joker: Madness for Two with Joaquin Phoenix.

The other four tracks for the Oscar for Best Original Song – “Applause” (from say it like a woman), “Lift me up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), “Naatu Naatu” (RRR) and “It’s a life” (Everything everywhere all at once) — will be played during the show.

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In an interview this week with Deadline awards columnist Pete Hammond, Oscarcast producer Ricky Kirshner said of Gaga possibly starring on the show: “We’ve announced some of the performances, and there’s more announcements to come. So I will say that the ones we announced, very creatively, took to make their song very performance-based and very visual. Of course, as you can imagine, Everything everywhere all at once. Very visual. David Byrne (who co-wrote and performed that movie’s song “This Is a Life”) had a lot to say about what it would sound like, so that’s gonna be cool. So we are delighted with all the performance we have.

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Lady Gaga has already performed twice at the Oscars, for Diane Warren’s collaboration “Til It Happens to You” from the doc The hunting ground in 2016 and for “Shallow” by A star is bornwho won the Oscar in 2019. She was also featured in a tribute at the 2015 Oscars to The sound of music and appeared last year helping Liza Minelli present the Best Picture award to CODA.

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Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the 95th Annual Academy Awards, which will be presented on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. ABC airs the show live coast-to-coast at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and in more than 200 countries around the world.

Patrick Hipes contributed to this report.

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