Christopher Plummer won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as an elderly man suffering from cancer who comes out as gay in “Beginners.”
At 82, “Plummer is the most senior actor to win an Oscar,” according to Jen Chaney.
“You’re only two year older than me darling,” Plummer said to his Oscar statue. “Where have you been all my life?”
Plummer thanked the Academy and his fellow nominees, as well as his daughter and his “long-suffering wife.” He also thanked his co-star Ewan McGregor, with whom he would share the Oscar with “if [he] had any decency.”
“But I don’t,” he joked.
Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”), Nick Nolte (“Warrior”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week With Marilyn”) and Max von Sydow (“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”) were also nominated in the category.
Read about Plummer’s comments in the press room here.