Elvis star Austin Butler continues to make honors for his efficiency in the movie, this time drawing in another huge award win. At the BAFTAs on Sunday night, Butler won the award for Best Actor in aLeading Role He conquered other strong competitors like Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell, Daryl McCormack, Paul Mescal, andBill Nighy The win follows Butler taking the Best Actor in a Drama award at the Golden Globes last month.
Closing out his speech by acknowledging the Presley household, Butler stated, “Lastly, I want to thank the Presley family. I cannot thank you guys enough for your love, and for sharing with me who Elvis truly was. I hope I’ve made you proud. This means the world to me.”
After the win, Butler spoke some more about his relationship with the Presleys in journalism space withVariety He pointed out how it was “bittersweet” to win the award following the death of Lisa Marie Presley, who passed away quickly after participating in the Golden Globes with Butler.
“It’s been a really unimaginably tragic time, you know, and grief is a long process,” Butler kept in mind. “And so my heart and my love was with [the Presley family] always. I feel honored to have been welcomed into the family. It’s a bittersweet time.”
Lisa Marie Presley Wanted Austin Butler to Win an Emmy for Elvis
Last year, Lisa Marie Presley shared some full marks for Butler after seeing the movie. On Twitter, she stated that she viewed Elvis two times and was enthralled by how well Butler finished with depicting her famous dad. She likewise kept in mind how the efficiency was more than deserving of an Academy Award for Butler.
“I do want to take a moment to let you know that I’ve seen Baz Luhrmann’s movie Elvis twice now,” she stated. “Let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart & soul beautifully.”
She included, “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.)”
The Academy Awards are occurring on March 12, and we’ll learn then if Butler handles to get the Best Actor Oscar too. He’s up versus the exact same candidates as the BAFTAs, sans Daryl McCormack.