It turns out that Lady Gaga will perform her Oscar-nominated song Hold My Hand at the 2023 Academy Awards, according to a new report.
Numerous sources said Variety The singer-turned-actress, 36, would make a surprise appearance at the ceremony on Sunday night to sing her new song.
The change came after Glenn Weiss, the show’s executive producer and showrunner, revealed last week that Gaga would not be performing at the ceremony because she “is in the middle of shooting” Joker: Folie à Deux.
“We have a great relationship with Lady Gaga and her camp,” Weiss said during a press conference, according to Variety. ‘She’s in the middle of filming a movie right now. Here, we’re honoring the film industry and what it takes to make a movie after a lot of back and forth.’
Weiss said that with her continued commitment to the film, “it didn’t seem like she could get a performance of the caliber that we’re used to with her and that she’s used to… so she’s not going to be acting on the show.
The actress and singer, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, is nominated alongside BloodPop against Rihanna (Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Diane Warren (Applause from Tell It Like a Woman), Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son lux. (This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (RRR’s Naatu Naatu), the outlet reported.
Sing it! It turns out that Lady Gaga will be performing her Oscar-nominated song Hold My Hand at the 2023 Academy Awards after all, according to a new report.
Weiss said that “all five nominees” were invited, as it is customary for the nominated songs to be performed live at the show.
Lady Gaga won an Oscar in 2019 for Best Original Song for the song Shallow from A Star Is Born, going viral for her emotional performance with her co-star in the film, Bradley Cooper.
He also performed Til It Happens to You in the 2016 show of The Hunting Ground; and in 2022, she was next to Liza Minelli on stage at the Best Picture award ceremony.
Following the announcement of his most recent nomination, he said on social media in January: “Thank you so much to the Academy for nominating my song Hold My Hand for an Oscar this year!”
She added: ‘Writing this song for the movie Top Gun: Maverick was a profound and powerful experience that I will never forget. So thankful for the magic of music and film.’
He ended by saying, ‘I love you my co-writer @bloodpop! I’m on set filming now a big love for little monsters!’
The multi-talented artist was seen in the role of Harley Quinn with Joaquin Phoenix in a still from the upcoming Joker: Folie à deux released last month on Valentine’s Day.
The film’s director, Todd Phillips, shared the image of the characters, with the caption “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
The versatile entertainer was next to Liza Minelli on stage during the Best Film 2022 award ceremony
Gaga won an Oscar in 2019 for Best Original Song for the song Shallow from A Star Is Born, going viral for her emotional performance with her film co-star Bradley Cooper at the ceremony.
The highly anticipated awards show is scheduled to air on ABC on March 12 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.
Lady Gaga was seen in the shot with her blonde locks swept back as she held Phoenix’s face as she looked into his eyes.
The artist’s take on Bad Romance sparked a number of excited reactions in anticipation of the 2019 film’s sequel. Actress Danay Garcia said, “Ahhhhhhhhhh I can’t wait,” while DC Comics said, “…does love it is in the air…?’
The film, which also stars Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond, will be filmed in both Los Angeles and New York, according to the hollywood reporter.
Phillips previously worked with Lady Gaga in the 2018 film A Star Is Born, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
He won his first Oscar in the category of Best Original Song for the film Shallow, along with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
Gaga confirmed last summer that she would take on the role in the follow-up to the initial film, which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, according to Mojo Box Office.
Phoenix won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of the titular character and his alter ego Arthur Fleck.
Joker: Folie à deux has a release date of October 4, 2024.
Gaga was seen in the role of Harley Quinn with Joaquin Phoenix, 48, in a still from the upcoming Joker: Folie à deux released on Valentine’s Day.
The shot of the New York City native sparked a number of excited reactions in anticipation of the 2019 film’s sequel.