In today’s Oscar nominations, the Elvis Presley film has received eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Austin Butler. Stars playing dead celebrities are often favorites to win such gongs, although the 31-year-old actor has some stiff competition against The Whale star Brendan Fraser, who won the Critics’ Choice Award. However, the Elvis star picked up the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, which was witnessed by the King’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, just two days before her sudden death from cardiac arrest at age 54. .
Butler thanked Lisa Marie in her speech and said how much she loved her before attending her funeral at Graceland less than two weeks later. Incredibly, before she died, Lisa Marie predicted that the star she believes she finally got right with her father will win the Best Actor Oscar.
In May of last year, Lisa Marie broke her silence on social media after mourning the death of her 27-year-old son Benjamin Keough for the better part of a year. However, Elvis’s daughter had a very special reason for doing so, as she finally saw the Baz Luhrmann biopic and adored it, especially Butler’s performance.
Lisa Marie added: “It breaks my heart that my son is not here to see it. He would have loved it too.
I can’t tell you how much I love this movie and I hope you love it too. Everyone involved poured their hearts and souls into it, which is evident in their performances. Baz, your absolute genius combined with your love and respect for my father and this project is so beautiful and inspiring. I know I’m being repetitive, but I don’t care. Thank you for setting the record straight in such a profound and artistic way. I love you ~ LMP.”
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