Austin Butler looks gutted after losing out on Best Actor award to Brendan Fraser
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Austin Butler was spotted looking upset at the Critics Choice Awards after Brendan Fraser took the win for Best Actor.
Fraser was awarded the title on Sunday (15 January) after going up against Butler and fellow nominees Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy.
See the reaction to his win below:
Fraser was named Best Actor for his role in The Whale, which was released in the US last month but isn't set to hit cinemas in the UK until 3 February.
Meanwhile, Butler has been riding high following the success of Elvis, which arrived last year and saw Butler star as The King of Rock and Roll.
Just last week he was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, beating out Fraser in the same category as well as Hugh Jackman, Bill Nighy and Jeremy Pope.
It wasn't long before the roles were reversed, though, and Butler was forced to try and adopt his 'gracious loser face' as Fraser took to the stage to accept the award.
The camera cut to show Butler as Fraser delivered his speech, which he began with a few jokes.
"There are only five critics in America. The rest are sleeping," he said. "I don't know what it means either, but I'm sure glad you woke up for me."
"Where were you for Furry Vengeance?," Fraser added.
But while the rest of the audience cheered and laughed, Butler just about cracked a smirk as he watched on from his seat.
Though he did give a small smile, many viewers weren't convinced and thought Butler looked upset at his loss, with one writing: "Austin Butler also just completely unable to hide how mad he is he didn’t win."
Though Butler was no doubt hoping for his second award in less than two weeks, it was clear the win meant a lot to Fraser as he became emotional while thanking those who made his win possible.
He described The Whale as a movie about love, redemption, and 'finding the light in a dark place', and thanked his co-stars and on-screen daughter, Stranger Things star Sadie Sink.
Commenting on the 20-year-old's performance, Fraser said: "She's incredible. Who are you?! Your talent presages your years. It took me 32 years to get here!"
Butler had his own praise to offer as he thanked the Presley family at the Golden Globes for their support as he took on the role of Elvis, with his speech coming just days before Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, passed away.
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