8:22 AM PT — Austin Butler referred to as into the Today Show to speak about his nomination, and stated he was dedicating this nomination to her. He stated he wished each Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley had been alive to see this second.
Austin Butler is celebrating his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Elvis Presley … however the honor comes on the heels of tragedy.
The 31-year-old actor snagged his Academy Award nomination for finest actor Tuesday for his efficiency of Elvis within the Baz Luhrmann film “Elvis.” Austin performs the King of Rock n’ Roll from a teen up till his loss of life.
Obviously, the nomination marks an enormous accomplishment for the actor, and it’s a must to think about Lisa Marie could be thrilled … so it is much more tragic she’s not round to rejoice.
As you realize, Elvis’ famed daughter died January 12, after going into cardiac arrest … first, at her California dwelling, after which later the identical day whereas she was within the hospital.
Lisa’s relations, buddies and numerous Elvis followers simply gathered Sunday at Graceland for a public memorial. The Memphis, TN property can be the place Elvis can be buried together with Lisa Marie’s son, Benjamin, who she’s buried subsequent to.
Every week earlier than she handed away, Lisa Marie attended the Golden Globe Awards together with her mother, Priscilla Presley, the place Austin Butler gained for finest actor in a drama for his portrayal of the music legend.
Originally Published — 8:02 AM PT