“Hope he wins the Oscar…”- ‘Elvis’ Actor Austin Butler Gets Some Extra Support From Taylor Swift Fans Ahead of Oscars 2023 Purely for Reading Her Song

Published 03/12/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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The 95th Academy Awards are near, and hence there is a significant rise in the fans’ hopes for their favorite stars and films to win. And one such star for whom the fans are rooting is Austin Butler. The 31-year-old star did a blockbuster biopic on legendary singer Elvis Presley called Elvis and got massive appreciation from the audience as well as critics. But why are people hailing him again for the Oscars?

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The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor recently did a dramatic reading of Swift’s 2012 superhit song ‘Red’. W Magazine conducts a lyrical improv in which performers do a dramatized interpretation of well-known songs. The California-based singer did the same, and it is going viral among the audience.

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The actor has an amazing voice which he used at his most for this session, eventually nailing it to perfection. His deep voice and well-placed pauses added to what were already sensitive lyrics, transforming the song into a heartbreaking story of grief. But, do you know how fans are reacting to this modern-day masterpiece by the Masters of the Air actor?

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As it went viral on social media, this dramatic reading session, even though of being of less than a minute, is receiving massive appreciation from the audience. The female fanbase has definitely declared their hots for the 31-year-old actor. Not only that, but a majority of fans are demanding that The Carrie Diaries actor should get an Oscar for his outstanding performance irrespective of the time and format.

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‘Red’ is one of the best songs and albums by the ‘Anti-Hero’ singer. It was originally recorded in 2012, but the 33-year-old singer released a rerecorded version of it in 2021. The re-released album includes the twenty original songs from the 2012 release and nine new ones.

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The Oscar nominations for best actor have tough competition this time. The jury committee loves a great biopic that eventually raises the chances of the Elvis actor winning. However, Brendan Fraser’s performance in the gloomy, melancholy The Whale is hard to ignore. The other actors who stand in line are Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal for Aftersun, and Bill Nighy for Living.

What are your thoughts on the Elvis singer’s performance of ‘Red’? Do you think he might win the Oscar? Tell us in the comments.

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Radhika Deshmukh

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Radhika Deshmukh is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has completed her Bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Mass Communication from Educational Multimedia Research Center, DAVV, Indore and is currently pursuing Masters in the same. Radhika has a keen interest in cinema and writing.

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