Oscar: Lady Gaga won’t be there, but the ‘technicians’ are back – Cinema

(ANSA) – NEW YORK, MARCH 09 – Too busy on the set of her next film, Lady Gaga will not be Sunday night on stage at the Dolby Theater to sing Hold My Hand, her Oscar-nominated song from Top Gun: Maverick. This is one of the news that emerged during a press conference by Glenn Weiss, the executive producer of the next night of the stars. “The other artists in the quintet for Best Original Song confirmed,” Weiss said, but “Gaga is making a movie,” he added, referring to Joker: Folie à Deux with Joaquin Phoenix. “She wasn’t going to put together a performance of the caliber she’s used to, so she backed out.” It was a surprise insider tip from the 2019 Oscar-winning singer for the ballad Shallow from A Star Is Born. Gaga’s participation had remained pending until the end: now the cold shower.

The other four finalists will remain to entertain the 3,400 Hollywood VIPs: Rihanna, back from the Super Bowl success, with Lift me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava with Naatu Naatu from the Indian Rrr, David Byrne with Stephanie Hsu and Son Lux for This is a Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Diane Warren and Sofia Carson with Applause, the latter song from Tell It Like a Woman, the film produced by the Italian Chiara Tilesi of the non-profit We Do It Together with Iervolino Lady Bacardi Entertainment. If Gaga won’t be there, the cinema ‘technicians’ will return: ousted last year to ‘streamline’ the live broadcast amid a thousand controversies, Hollywood artisans including make-up artists, hairdressers and sound technicians will have their space in the broadcast conducted by Jimmy Fallon who could thus go beyond the three-hour ritual. Among other innovations announced by Weiss, who has directed seven previous ceremonies and 21 Tony awards, is the presence on the red carpet of sign language interpreters on the red carpet. And even if Will Smith will be absent, the Oscar-winning Slapgate for King Richard will be talked about at the beginning of the ceremony: “We will face it and move on,” said executive producer Molly McNearney. (HANDLE).