The world is buzzing as the 95th annual Academy Awards are about to begin. Fans will wait with great anticipation as several of their favorite stars take the red carpet to show off their designer look. Apart from the various nominations and winners, fans will be buzzing about what each celebrity wore. However, one top Hollywood actor will not be present at this year’s event.

ET has confirmed that Tom Cruise will be absent from the Academy Awards as he is back on set overseas for Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part II in the United Kingdom despite his film Top Gun Maverick being nominated for six Oscars.

If the film wins the Best Picture category, then producer Jerry Bruckheimer will accept the award. Apart from Best Picture, the film is also nominated for Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Film Editing, Sound, Music (Original Score), and Visual Effects.

This news comes hours after it was revealed that Lady Gaga will take the stage to perform her Oscar nominated Top Gun: Maverick single “Hold My Hand.” Initially, Gaga wasn’t able to make the event due to her shooting a new movie. However, plans changed and she’ll now attend and perform at the Oscars.


The 95th Annual Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air live on Sunday March 12 starting at 8 pm ET. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you the latest news from the Oscar Awards.

How do you feel about Tom Cruise being absent from the 95th Annual Academy Awards despite his film “Top Gun Maverick” receiving six nominations? Are you excited to see Lady Gaga perform her Oscar-nominated song “Hold My Hand”? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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