Elvis seemed to be a favorite going into last night's Academy Awards with 8 nominations including a Best Actor nom for star, Austin Butler. However, the film ended up going home empty-handed winning zero awards. The internet was quick to jump on the Austin Butler bash bandwagon.
tomorrow morning austin butler's going to talk completely normal— mina le (@gremlita) March 13, 2023
How I’m going to sleep tonight knowing Austin Butler and Elvis is bringing home nothing tonight pic.twitter.com/Sjefw865PM— Bella Ramsey emmy campaign manager (@rejectedhannah) March 13, 2023
austin butler experienced complete ego death and is, to this day, letting the ghost of elvis drive him around like a ratatouille. and for what— mattie rose (@Lubchansky) March 13, 2023
In case you somehow forgot, Butler has been the butt of many jokes after stating that he hasn't been able to kick his Elvis voice even though the film was released in June of 2022. Method acting at its finest.
austin butler talked in that accent for so long just to lose the oscar pic.twitter.com/ww7ribnFmu— chase. (@cfree94) March 13, 2023
AND NOTHING FOR AUSTIN BUTLER pic.twitter.com/LU0pR9xtpF— fiona (@JUSTAPARTYG1RL) March 13, 2023
Austin Butler’s real voice returning today pic.twitter.com/HMXyGVfILK— Ringer Dish (@RingerDish) March 13, 2023
austin butler faked that accent for 3 years for nothing ???? https://t.co/ewIwHbnpCy— clementine (@ilyclemmie) March 13, 2023
It remains to be seen if this will be Austin Butler's lasting legacy. I personally think he'll bounce back and won't just be relegated to 'the guy who played Elvis that one time.' But the internet was still relishing in his defeat.
i wish they would stop giving makeup and hairstyling to movies about Big Transformations but if they need to do that then they should’ve given it to elvis for making austin butler look like the sweatiest boy alive— sorrel kerr-jung (@sorrelkj) March 13, 2023
Austin Butler realizing all he's going home with is that accentpic.twitter.com/OUr4isa6bw— C.J. Prince (@cj_prin) March 13, 2023
Going home empty-handed, Austin Butler falls to his knees and cries. The curse cannot be lifted now. He will never stop talking like Elvis. The old fortune-teller was right— Emperor Norton (@ashleynaftule) March 13, 2023
hope you're happy, academy — austin butler's stuck like that forever now— Alison Herman (@aherman2006) March 13, 2023
No surprise here, Brendan Fraser took home the Academy Award for Best Actor and it was well-deserved. Sometimes it really do be like that. Don't worry Austin, there's always next year.