Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Won't Be At Oscars

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes will not be in attendance at the 81st Academy Awards on Sunday, Access Hollywood has learned.

A source tells Access that Tom will be out of town. It's the second year in a row the star has missed the ceremony – in 2008, he spent the day with his son, Connor, at the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Auto Club 500 racing event.

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Though he won't be attending, Tom has someone to root for on Sunday – "Tropic Thunder" co-star Robert Downey Jr., who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the ensemble comedy. 

Both Cruise and Downey were nominated for Golden Globes for the film.

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