Why Top Gun: Maverick’s Tom Cruise Will Miss the 2023 Oscars

Though Top Gun: Maverick is up for six awards, Tom Cruise will be skipping the 2023 Oscars. However, Lady Gaga—who is nominated for Best Original Song for the film—will perform.

By Alexandra Bellusci Mar 12, 2023 9:26 PMTags
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Tom Cruise attending the 2023 Oscars was one mission he couldn't complete. 

The Top Gun: Maverick actor will be absent from the March 12 event as he's overseas filming for Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part II, multiple outlets report.

The rest of the cast is still likely to take your breath away at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater as the film is up for a possible six awards: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song by Lady Gaga.

And while the actor is MIA, Gaga will give us a million reasons to tune in as she performs "Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick. The appearance follows her show stopping duet with Bradley Cooper at the 2019 awards, in which they stunned audiences with their rendition of "Shallow" from A Star Is Born.

Also set to take a bow at the 95th Academy Awards? Rihanna, who will perform her nominated song "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Saint Laurent Pre-Oscars 2023 Party

But the competition for Best Original Song is as fierce as ever with Diane Warren's "Applause," M.M. Keeravaani's "Naatu Naatu," Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski's  "This Is A Life"  also nabbing nominations in the category.

While we wait to see who walks away a winner, see every star step out on a red carpet below…

Cara Delevingne

In Elie Saab Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Angela Bassett

In Moschino

Salma Hayek

In Gucci

Mindy Kaling

In Vera Wang

Jamie Lee Curtis

In Dolce & Gabbana


In Alaïa with Moussaieff jewelry 

Lady Gaga

In Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Melissa McCarthy

In Christian Siriano

Cate Blanchett

In Louis Vuitton

Elizabeth Banks

In Vivienne Westwood with Pomellato jewelry 

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen with Fred Leighton jewelry 

Kate Hudson

In Louis Vuitton

Janelle Monáe

In Vera Wang with REZA jewelry

Emily Blunt

In Valentino with Chopard jewelry 

Michelle Williams

In Chanel Couture with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Michael B. Jordan

In Louis Vuitton with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Andrew Garfield

In Fendi with David Yurman and OMEGA jewelry

Halle Berry

In Tamara Ralph with Pomellato jewelry 

Michelle Yeoh

In Christian Dior Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Ke Huy Quan

In Giorgio Armani with OMEGA and Fred Leighton jewelry 

Nicole Kidman

In Armani Privé with OMEGA jewelry

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

In Dolce & Gabbana with Tag Heuer jewelry 

Samuel L. Jackson

Idris Elba

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Brooks Nader

In LaQuan Smith

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci

Jessie Buckley

In Rodarte with Chopard jewelry 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In Dolce & Gabbana

Paul Mescal

In Gucci

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