Austin Butler Oscar Nomination For 'Elvis' After Lisa Marie's Death
1/24/2023 8:02 AM PT
8:22 AM PT -- Austin Butler called into the Today Show to talk about his nomination, and said he was dedicating this nomination to her. He said he wished both Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley were alive to see this moment.
Austin Butler just woke up and got on the phone with Hoda and Jenna to talk about his ‘Actor in a leading role’ #Oscars nomination for ‘Elvis.’
“What an exciting way to wake up!,” he said. pic.twitter.com/Jv3nlAWEd7
Austin Butler is celebrating his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Elvis Presley ... but the honor comes on the heels of tragedy.
The 31-year-old actor snagged his Academy Award nomination for best actor Tuesday for his performance of Elvis in the Baz Luhrmann movie "Elvis." Austin plays the King of Rock n' Roll from a teen up until his death.
Obviously, the nomination marks a huge accomplishment for the actor, and you have to imagine Lisa Marie would be thrilled ... so it's even more tragic she's not around to celebrate.
Lisa's family members, friends and countless Elvis fans just gathered Sunday at Graceland for a public memorial. The Memphis, TN estate is also where Elvis is also buried along with Lisa Marie's son, Benjamin, who she's buried next to.
A week before she passed away, Lisa Marie attended the Golden Globe Awards with her mom, Priscilla Presley, where Austin Butler won for best actor in a drama for his portrayal of the music legend.
Originally Published -- 8:02 AM PT