During her last public appearance before her death, Lisa Marie Presley attended the Golden Globes and praised all the work she did in the movie “Elvis.”
WASHINGTON — Austin Butler is feeling “bittersweet” about his first Oscar nomination since the sudden death of Lisa Marie Presley.
The “Elvis” star, who mastered the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s twang and spent months with the Presley family, dedicated Tuesday’s best actor Oscar to the late singer.
“A moment like today is bittersweet because I wish Lisa was with us to celebrate,” the 31-year-old said in an interview. “I also know how much this film meant to Lisa Marie and how much her father’s legacy meant to her, so I am very honored and humbled to be a part of this story.”
Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie Presley, died on January 12, hours after being admitted to hospital for a medical emergency. The official cause of death is yet to be determined.
In his last public appearance before his death, the 54-year-old attended the Golden Globes and praised all the work he did in the movie “Elvis.”
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the biopic received eight Oscar nominations and is among the 10 films nominated for Best Motion Picture.
“We’ve had some really tough days,” Luhrmann said. deadline Tuesday “and it was nice to get away from here just for that.”
A few days before the Oscar nominations were announced, more than a thousand people flocked to it. Graceland front lawn to mourn Presley’s death. Both Butler and Luhrmann attended the memorial service with their mother, Priscilla Presley, paying tribute to Presley’s life.
After the service, mourners walked through Graceland’s Meditation Garden, where Presley was laid to rest in an upper grave alongside his son Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020. He was also buried with his famous father.
On Monday, Presley’s mother thanked fans in her first message since her daughter’s death.
“Thank you all for the condolences, you have touched me with your words.” Read the tweet. “It’s been a very difficult time but just knowing your love makes a difference.