Tom Cruise will be absent from the 2023 Oscars even though Top Gun: Maverick was nominated for Best Picture.
The Hollywood star was set to miss the movie industry’s biggest night on Sunday as he is shooting Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part II in the UK, according to ET.
Cruise has never won an Oscar and although he was not nominated for Best Actor, the Best Picture award would be his first.
If the movie does take home the award, producer Jerry Bruckheimer will accept it, although Everywhere All At Once remains the favourite to win.
Cruise’s movie is also nominated for Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Film Editing, Sound, Music (Original Song) and Visual Effects.
Meanwhile, Glenn Close had to withdraw from presenting at the awards because of a positive Covid test.
The 75-year-old actress had been due to present alongside Air Force One co-star Harrison Ford, 80.
“Yes, she has Covid, and she is of course required to bow out. She was very much looking forward to taking part,” a representative for Close told People.
Close, is an eight-time Academy Award nominee, while Ford has been nominated once.