Judi Dench not to attend Oscars?

New York: Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench will reportedly not attend tonight`s Academy Awards ceremony

The 79-year-old vateran actress, nominated for `Philomena` in the best actress category with Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep, is said to be in India filming `The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2`, reportedly.

Sources said her schedule would not permit her to get to LA in time for the show. Dench reportedly said the round trip would take a whopping 48 hours.

After missing the Golden Globes, Dench had said she intended to make the Oscars.