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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