The Results Are in! Austin Butler Wins the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

First, it was Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Then, it was Will Smith for King Richard. And now, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association just awarded a brand-new winner.

Today, the entertainment industry’s biggest stars gathered for the 80th annual Golden Globes. During the ceremony, Austin Butler took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Elvis.

He was nominated alongside Brendan Fraser for The Whale, Hugh Jackman for The Son, Bill Nighy for Living and Jeremy Pope for The Inspection.

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The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) has been around since the ’40s, though it was originally combined with the Comedy and Musical category. Previous winners include Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Will Smith for King Richard, Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody, Joaquin Phoenix for Joker, Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour, Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club, Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln, George Clooney for The Descendants and Colin Firth for The King’s Speech.

Al Pacino currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of ten. He’s followed by DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Denzel Washington, who each have eight nominations.

*Slow clap*

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