So 'Elvis' did finally win another Golden Globe - "Take That Col Parker!" - but disappointingly not for Best Picture. It was Austin Butler who won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an actor for his performance in ELVIS and thanked Elvis Presley himself in his acceptance speech.
Butler said, "You were an icon and a rebel, and I love you so much. You are remembered and I will never forget you." and also thanked director Baz Luhrmann, co-star Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington for “championing me when you did not have to.”
Washington and Butler worked together in the Broadway revival of The Iceman Cometh, and Washington called Luhrmann to vouch for Butler.
Butler also thanked the Presley family, with Lisa Marie and Priscilla in attendance at the Tuesday night ceremony: “Thank you for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie, Priscilla, I love you forever," he said as both women teared up, clearly emotional. Just as the music started playing as a hint for him to wrap it up and get off the stage Butler joked, "You could at least play 'Suspicious Minds' or something!"
Lisa Marie and Priscilla attended Golden Globe Awards in support of critically acclaimed ELVIS. Lisa Marie was joined on the carpet by Jerry Schilling, now 80, Elvis' longtime friend and member of the so-called Memphis Mafia. She sat with her mother Priscilla in the hotel ballroom during the awards ceremony and became emotional when Austin Butler, 31, won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture.