Austin Butler needs Lisa Marie Presley “was here” to have a good time his Oscar nomination for Elvis.
Lisa Marie, the one youngster of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died on 12 January aged 54, and her public memorial came about at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee on Sunday after she was laid to relaxation within the property’s Meditation Garden privately.
On Tuesday, two days after attending the service, Butler landed his first Oscar nomination for portraying her father in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis.
Reacting to his nomination through a telephone name to TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, Butler stated, “It’s sort of a bittersweet moment right now because I think about how much I wish she was here right now to get to celebrate with me… It’s the same thing I feel with Elvis, I wish that they could see these moments. It feels kind of strange to celebrate at a time of such deep grief. I sort of think of it as a way to honour her.”
He additionally admitted he was “still processing” the popularity and known as the information “an exciting way to wake up”.
In a separate telephone interview with Variety on Tuesday, the 31-year-old was requested the way it felt to say goodbye to Lisa Marie on Sunday.
“It’s been a devastating time. It’s a deep heartbreak that I’m still not fully able to comprehend right now. I wish she was here right now to celebrate with us,” he said.
Lisa Marie died two days after she attended the Golden Globe Awards along with her mom Priscilla to assist the Elvis film and watch Butler win the Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama prize.
To take house the Best Actor Academy Award, Butler should beat Brendan Fraser for The Whale, Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal for Aftersun and Bill Nighy for Living.
The ninety fifth Oscars will happen on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 12 March.