“Elvis” Star Austin Butler Earns Oscar Nomination For Best Actor

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Before she passed away, Lisa Marie Presley threw her full support behind Austin Butler, who played her father Elvis Presley in 2022’s Elvis movie. She said:

“Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully.In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)”

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Austin went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Lisa Marie and her mother Priscilla were in the audience that night.

31-year-old Austin thanked the Presley women in his speech. He said, “...thank you guys, thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie and Priscilla I love you forever.”

The Golden Globe Awards were held on January 10, just two days before Lisa Marie passed away. Austin addressed the sad news in a statement, saying:

 “I am eternally grateful for the time I was lucky enough to be near her bright light and will forever cherish the quiet moments we shared. Her warmth, her love and her authenticity will always be remembered.”

 

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In the midst of this sad time, the Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday morning (January 24). Elvis was nominated in seven different categories, including Best Picture.

As many anticipated, Austin earned a nomination for Best Actor. His fellow nominees include Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Paul Mescal, and Bill Nighy.

Congratulations to Austin and to the entire cast/crew of Elvis on their nominations. The Oscars will be held on March 12 this year, so tune in to the ceremony that day to see if Austin walks home with a trophy.

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