Lady Gaga without make-up at the Oscars 2023: The singer surprises with extreme transformation and performs without make-up
The biggest surprise of the 2023 Oscars wasn’t Angela Bassett losing the Best Supporting Actress award to surprise winner Jamie Lee Curtis – it was Lady Gaga’s performance, although it was previously announced that she would be attending the March 12 show not would be on stage.
Lady Gaga’s surprise appearance: unvarnished and emotional
Gaga took the stage to perform a reduced, acoustic version of her Oscar-nominated song “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick. But it wasn’t just the performance itself that was a big surprise: despite wearing a full, full-face of makeup on the red carpet just hours earlier, the 36-year-old appeared with her face bare and just a faint trace of her crimson lipstick (which she wore for her walk down the beige carpet) as she sang her heart out.
She swapped her dress from the Versace collection, which Gigi Hadid had just presented at the show of the Italian fashion house in LA a few days ago, for ripped skinny jeans, a wide T-shirt and worn-out sneakers – all in black.
It was first reported that Gaga would skip the 2023 Oscars appearance because she was too busy filming ‘Joker’: ‘Folie à Deux’, the 2018 sequel to Joker: “After some back-and-forth, we felt that she wouldn’t be able to pull off a performance of the caliber we’ve come to expect from her, so she won’t be performing on the show ‘ said Glenn Weiss, executive producer and showrunner of the Oscars, at a press conference last week. “She’s in the middle of filming a movie right now and we’re honoring the film industry and what it takes to make a movie.”
Lady Gaga on the red carpet of the Oscars 2023: 80s beauty and braids
Anyone who saw Lady Gaga’s red carpet beauty look certainly did not expect that just a few hours later she would be on stage without make-up (or at least very lightly made-up). Black kajal all over the eyes that has been slightly smudged, rouge up to the temples and bright red lips are not the easiest make-up features to be quickly removed.