AceShowbiz - Here comes Lady GaGa to the rescue. The 36-year-old actress/singer stopped to help a photographer who fell on the red carpet at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night, March 12.
Ahead of the 2023 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the "A Star Is Born" actress walked past a photographer on the carpet and watched as they stumbled to the ground. Immediately, she turned around and rushed to the man who had fallen over to help him back up. After helping him up, she made sure he was steadied and fine before heading back down the carpet.
Upon learning of GaGa's thoughtful gesture, fans were quick to praise her. "Queen!!" one fan wrote on Twitter. A different person chimed in, "If Lady Gaga ran to catch me, I'd fall again." Another gushed, "She's a beautiful soul."
For the night, GaGa wore a sheer drop-waist gown from Versace. She added red lipstick to the look and a sleek, simple French braid. The star performed "Hold My Hand", her Oscar-nominated song from "Top Gun: Maverick". She was originally not expected to perform during the broadcast due to a scheduling conflict as she films the "Joker" sequel, "Joker: Folie a Deux".
Oscars showrunner Glenn Weiss said Wednesday during the Oscars Creative Team press conference, "We have great relationships with Lady Gaga and her camp [but] she's in the middle of shooting a movie right now, and here we are honoring the movie industry and what it takes to make a movie. After a bunch of back and forth, it didn't feel like she can get a performance to the caliber that we're used to with her, that she's used to and all that stuff."
Weiss continued, "So she is not going to perform on the show, however, this is all, from our point of view, about someone making a movie and us completely understanding that that's what is priority in this business, especially when we are honoring movies."