The Austin Butler-directed biopic garnered an impressive 8 Oscar nominations.
In recognition of the immense work accomplished Baz Luhrmanncreative and production skills for the realization of the Elvis Presley cleverly titled biopic Elvisthe film picked up eight Oscar nominations today, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Austin Butler. For fans of the musical icon and those who loved the biopic, this will come across as good news. However, there are even more reasons to get excited.
The production of Warner Bros. Pictures which stars Butler in the title role will return to the big screen for a limited engagement in select locations nationwide this Friday, January 27, 2023. Despite the film currently airing on HBO Max, those who would like to experience the biopic once further from the confines of a theater will have its chance. Upon its first theatrical release at the box office, Elvis performed admirably earning $287 million. The film’s performance also allowed it to set new records, making it the highest-grossing non-franchise film of 2022 and the second-highest-grossing musical biopic of all time. of Elvis Box office performance also made it Luhrmann’s highest-grossing film domestically and his second-best worldwide.
Made from a script by Luhrmann and Sam Bromel, Elvis covers over 30 years of the iconic Presley. Sifting through his diverse experiences – through love, loss, his unprecedented rise to fame and the complex dynamics with manager Colonel Tom Parker– in the context of the changing American cultural landscape and the timeless music it has given the world. The film’s Oscar nominations are for: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Cinematography, Film Editing, Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hair and Sound.
The return to theaters was announced by Jeff Goldsteinpresident of domestic distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures who said:
“Since its release in June, it’s been clear that Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ has real staying power with audiences of all ages, as does the enduring popularity of Elvis Presley. We congratulate Baz, Austin and all people involved in the creation of “Elvis” for their well-deserved nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In light of this exciting news, we thought fans of the film would appreciate another opportunity to celebrate at again this incredible cinematic achievement by seeing it on the big screen.
With Butler in the lead role, the film had an all-star cast including tom hank, who plays Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Other cast members include Chaydon Jay as preteen Elvis Presley, Olivia De Jonge, Dacre Montgomery, Helene Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, and Alton Mason.
Elvis is streaming on HBO Max now. Watch a trailer below: