NEW YORK — The list is growing longer of those celebrities who may not attend the Oscars on Sunday night due to war concerns.

This story first appeared in the March 21, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Tom Hanks, and Rita Wilson, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, and Goldie Hawn have canceled their appearances and their attendance at the Academy Awards according to sources close to the situation.

As reported Thursday, Cate Blanchett, who was set to be a presenter, and Angelina Jolie have also decided not to attend the awards gala.

Canceling the red carpet has the media and stylists scrambling and has sent a panic through Tinsel Town.