We just couldn’t help falling in love with Austin Butler as Elvis, and as a result, he recently received Golden Globe award for best actor in a motion picture, drama.
But the awards don’t end there, as he has now been nominated for an Oscar thanks to his impressive performance as the King of Rock and Roll.
Awards season kicked off as The Golden Globes made their return on the 10th of January, signalling the start of a very busy few months for those in the awards show circuit.
Between January and March, almost every weekend will have one ceremony or another leading to the grand finale – the Oscars on March 12.
So, with The ninety-fifth Academy Awards quickly approaching, let’s take a look and see who has been recognised with a nomination…
The announcement event took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre and was hosted by actors Riz Ahmed, Oscar winner for his movie The Long Goodbye, and Allison Williams, known best for the hit show Girls, who stars in the latest creepy doll movie, M3GAN.
Viewers were anxious to see who would make the nominations list, after so many incredible stars bagged awards at the Golden Globes. Once again, the prestigious occasion was filled with talent from all corners of the entertainment industry, excited to be honoured for their hard work and dedication.
Just like every year, everyone was itching to see who would win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Dozens of films got recognised during the event, with many bagging multiple awards, such as Everything Everywhere All at Once, which led in total nominations, earning eleven, followed by The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on the Western Front with 9 each.
But one name that was on everyone’s lips during Tuesday’s event was Austin Butler, for his performance in the hit biopic Elvis.
And after looking at a side-by-side comparison of Butler as Elvis and the king himself, it’s easy to see why he was nominated for Best Actor.
The movie, which received a ninety-four percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, grossed an impressive 287.3 million in box office ticket sales.
And one of the main compliments Butler has received on his performance is just how well he embodies the singer, not just vocally, but also his unique mannerisms, which takes a lot of talent.
A TikTok has been making its rounds online, showing just how similar Butler’s performance was to the real thing, and fans are awe-struck.
One wrote: “This was a great movie. I was shocked when I heard his voice. So much like the Real ELVIS.”
While another commented: “A breathtaking performance from Austin Butler and he so deserves to win, loved his portrayal of Elvis it was superb.”
“Cold chills. That performance gives me cold chills every time I watch it. Austin Butler was phenomenal as Elvis,” a third wrote.
Another added: “I didn’t think he looked like Elvis at all. But, during the movie, he would turn his head a certain way and he looked just like Elvis! Such a talented young man!”
What do you think?