Ellen: Christopher Plummer 82-Year-Old Oscar Winner For Beginners


Ellen: Christopher Plummer

The Artist wasn’t the only movie having a big night at the Oscars recently.

During the 2012 Oscars, Christopher Plummer won his first Oscar at age 82 for his role in the recent film Beginners.


Ellen: Christopher Plummer's Oscar

Ellen toasted actor Christopher Plummer, who won an Oscar for "Beginners." (Image Credit: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

Christopher Plummer Oscar Speech

“When I first emerged from my mother’s womb, I was already rehearing my Academy thank you speech,” he said in his acceptance speech.

The actor sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to talk about finally being recognized for his life’s work in movies.


Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer brought his Oscar to share with Ellen. He recently appeared on Ellen’s birthday show, and she said then that she hoped he would win.

“You’ve won just about every single award show that has happened,” Ellen said.

Christopher Plummer Acceptance Speeches

Christopher Plummer said it’s difficult to constantly change up the thank you acceptance speech, which has been making him nervous. That is a first world problem if I’ve ever heard one.

“They should give awards for the best acceptance speech,” he suggested.

Christopher Plummer Beginners

Ellen said she hopes that more people will get to see his winning performance in the film Beginners.

“It’s just a beautiful true story,” Ellen said, noting that the film co-stars Ewan McGregor and Goran Visnjic.

Beginners follows a son who struggles with relationships and is surprised to learn that his father is gay, a revelation that came just years before the father, played by Christopher Plummer, dies.

Click here to watch Christopher Plummer in Beginners.

Christopher Plummer: Oldest Oscar Winner?

Christopher noted that Charlie Chaplain won an honorary Oscar at age 83, so he may eclipse Christopher as the oldest Oscar winner ever.

“Can you believe that a man who practically invented cinema had to wait till he was 83 to get an Oscar? Unbelievable,” Christopher Plummer said of Chaplin.

He went to the Governors Ball after the ceremony, where he caught up with friends he has worked with over the years.

Ellen: Christopher Plummer Champagne Toast

To celebrate his Oscar win, Ellen shared a champagne toast with Christopher Plummer. Read about Ellen & Meredith Viera Drinking Box Wine.


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