Scene Scene Scene from the Nickelodeon series “Carly”
Fresh off his Golden Globe win, actor Austin Butler is on his way to the Oscars after earning an Oscar nomination for his lead role in Elvis, the biopic about the King of Rock and Roll.
What many people don’t know about Butler is that his beginnings in television programs were aimed at children’s audiences. The actor played supporting roles on Disney’s Hannah Montana, starring Miley Cyrus, and on Nickelodeon shows like Ned’s School Survival Manual and Zoey 101, almost always playing a handsome young man interested in girls. heroes. .
Scene Scene Scene from the Nickelodeon series “Zoey 101”
However, the Nickelodeon role for which he is widely remembered is as Jake Crandall in an episode of “Carly” titled “I Like Jake.” In this chapter of the series, Austin Butler plays a handsome young man who is the love interest of Carly (Miranda Cosgrove).
Carly invites Jake (Austin Butler) to sing on her web show to win her love, but to her surprise, the boy sings terribly. In order not to hurt Jake’s feelings or his grandmother, who bought the computer just to watch her grandson’s performance, Carly enlists the help of Freddie (Nathan Cress) to improve Jake’s voice with the help of autotune in order to save his reputation.
The sequence is one of the most memorable episodes of the 2007 comedy series, and the phrase “I hope so, Grandma” that Jake utters before singing the song recently went viral on social media.
Austin Butler poses with the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for ‘Elvis’ in the press room during the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 / Getty Images via AFP
Today, the actor put aside his supporting role to star in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, in which he plays none other than the legendary rock and roll singer.
His lead role earned him a 2023 Oscar nomination, competing in the Best Actor category against Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Colin Farrell (Ghost Island), Paul Mescal (Aftersun) and Bill Nighy (The Living).
Austin Butler in “Elvis” / HBO Max