‘He’s Taking It’: Fans Are Convinced Austin Butler Wins the Oscar for Elvis

It was only a matter of time before the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself, Elvis Presley, was given his proper big-screen biopic in an era where legends in the music industry, such as Freddie Mercury, Elton John, Eazy-E, and Johnny Cash, all had the stories of their iconic careers told on screen. Due to his distinctive approach to filmmaking, Baz Luhrmann’s movies may be divisive to some, but this is a movie that, like the subject of his high-profile biopic Elvis starring Austin Butler, will undoubtedly have its ardent supporters as well as opponents.

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The poster for Elvis
The poster for Elvis

Tom Hanks’ performance keeps a toe outside realism.  He portrays Parker as an all-knowing conman who has an almost magical hold on his one hapless customer. The tale is told by Parker, who is so self-absorbed that he believes the film is about him. Yet it isn’t. It’s about Elvis, and Austin Butler, who is quite talented, portrays Elvis in all of his stages. Elvis Presley was an endearing individual with a charming smile. Nobody could match that, although Austin Butler gets remarkably close. Butler is too skilled at convincing us and presenting to us unseen parts of Elvis’ life. The entire time, he is painfully vulnerable in front of Parker, who is far brighter, meaner, and more complicated than poor Elvis.

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Austin Butler Deserves an Oscar for ‘Elvis’

Austin Butler as Elvis
Austin Butler as Elvis

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Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, believes Austin Butler should be nominated for an Oscar for his depiction of her grandfather. Since its global debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, the 30-year-old has earned great reviews for his performance in Baz Luhrmann’s biography of the King of Rock n Roll. To commemorate the new film, Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie, and granddaughter Riley Keough had a hand and footprint ceremony inside the renowned TLC Chinese Theater on Tuesday. Riley and Lisa Marie stated that Butler “one hundred percent” deserved an Oscar nomination for the film in an interview with Extra’s Rachel Lindsay.

“I might be a little bit biased because it’s my grandfather, but I really think I’m able to watch his performance unbiased. The work that he put in — you don’t see that often, that dedication… It’s really spectacular, and I haven’t seen something like that from an actor — especially in our age range. He really deserves it.” – Riley Keough

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Austin Butler as Elvis Prelsey
Elvis Presley and Austin Butler

Fans cannot agree more. There has been a lot of noise for Austin Butler to not only get nominated but also win the Oscar. Here are some of the best tweets –

This film which received a 12-minute standing ovation after its premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival is set to hit theatres on June 24, 2022.

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