At 82 years old, Christopher Plummer becomes the oldest person ever to win an Oscar!
The Oscars have only existed couple years longer than Christopher Plummer has been alive, and until now those golden statues have evaded the talented actor his whole life.
Plummer wins for best supporting actor for the movie “Beginners” where he plays a very old man dying of cancer who has just come out of the closet just months before his death.
But really, we should be giving Plummer the Oscar for best acceptance speech ever. He hit all the bases in that speech. He started right out the gate with a couple jokes. He talked about how perfect his wife was. He complimented the other winners. All around, it was a great speech, I mean he did have 82 years to prepare it.
Plummer also thanked his co-star Ewan McGregor and said, “I’d share this Oscar with you if I had any decency….but I don’t” he joked.
Plummer also thanked his lovely wife whom he called his “long-suffering wife” who he said “deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for coming to my rescue every day of my life.”
The other actors nominated in the category include Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”), Nick Nolte (“Warrior”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week With Marilyn”) and Max von Sydow (“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”)