Austin Butler trolled for fake Elvis Presley voice when accepting Golden Globe Award

Tuesday night marked the 80th annual Golden Globes award ceremony, where some of Hollywood's biggest stars were honoured at the Beverley Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles.

One of the people awarded for their hard work was actor Austin Butler – but fans soon noticed something a little strange when the 31 year old accepted his award.

The star triumphed in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category, winning for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in the 2022 biopic.

This was Austin's first ever Golden Globe nomination and win as his portrayal of the music icon was praised by critics when the film was released last year.

Austin said in his acceptance speech: "Oh man, all my words are leaving me. I just am so grateful right now. I’m in this room full of my heroes. Brad [Pitt], I love you. Quentin [Tarantino], I printed out the Pulp Fiction script when I was 12. I cannot believe I’m here right now."

He continued: "The Presley family, thank you guys for opening your hearts, your memories, your home to me. Lisa Marie and Priscilla, I love you forever."

However, many viewers were more than a little distracted by Austin's voice, as he appears to still have the deep vocal tone he developed while playing the late King of Rock.

One viewer said on Twitter: "So that fake Elvis accent is just Austin Butler’s voice now, huh #GoldenGlobes."

A second person said: "If Austin Butler can stick with his Elvis voice then Julia Garner should stick with her Anna Delvey voice," while a third asked: "When is Austin Butler going to switch his voice back to normal?"

Another questioned: "Has Elvis’ ghost taken over Austin Butler? Sir blink twice if you need help #goldenglobes."

Ahead of the Elvis release, Austin spoke of the painstaking lengths he went to in order to recreate the music legend's voice, watching endless videos of the star, consulting super fans and working with a dialect coach.

Austin also thanked a number of people in his speech as he continued: "I also want to say to my fellow nominees, you have turned in the most beautiful profound work and I am so honoured and proud to be listed among you.

"I owe this to a bold, visionary filmmaker who allowed me the experience to take risks and I always knew I would be supported. I love you, Baz Luhrmann, thank you for believing in me in those moments that I didn't even believe in myself."

Austin addressed talk of how he hasn't quite shaken off his 'Elvis voice' in the backstage press room after accepting his award.

He told reporters: "I don't even think about it. I don't think I sound like him still but I guess I must because I hear it a lot."

The ceremony saw Zenday win her first ever Golden Globe for her role in hit TV show Euphoria – however she was nowhere to be seen at the ceremony.

She took to Instagram to apologise for not attending, but gave no reason as to why she wasn't there.

Zendaya posted a black and white pic of her Euphoria character Rue as she wrote: “I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to be there tonight, but I just wanted to say thank you to @goldenglobes for this incredible honor.

“To my fellow nominees, it is a privilege to be named beside you, I admire you all deeply. Thank you to my Euphoria family, without you, none of this is possible. Lastly, thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has allowed Rue into theirs.

“I think everyone knows how much she means to me, but the fact that she can mean something to someone else is a gift. I’m honestly at a loss for words as I type this, all I can say is thank you thank you thank you. Goodnight.”


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