Christopher Plummer wins supporting actor Oscar for "Beginners" LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Christopher Plummer won his first Oscar on Sunday for his supporting role in "Beginners," in which he plays an elderly man who comes out of the closet and embraces his gay identity. Plummer, 82, a veteran screen and stage star best known as Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music," became the oldest person to receive an Oscar in the history of the Academy Awards. That ... Christopher Plummer wins 'Best Supporting Actor' Oscar for 'Beginners' Beginners star becomes oldest actor to win Academy Award in history. 5 Things You Don't Know About Beginners' Christopher Plummer He charmed film audiences in The Beginners as Hal, an aging man determined to live his last years out and proud, and now the Academy is feting Christopher Plummer as a Best Supporting Actor nominee at the 84th annual show. Scorsese's 'Hugo' Wins Early Oscars; Plummer for 'Beginners' Martin Scorsese's 3-D picture "Hugo" won Oscars for best cinematography, art direction, sound and visual effects, jumping to an early lead at the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Oscars 2012: Christopher Plummer wins Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Beginners' Christopher Plummer has won his first Oscar, given for Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Beginners.' Christopher Plummer: Happy Father's Gay Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer plays a newly out gay dad in Beginners, but after a lifetime of gay peers and gay parties, the Sound of Music star doesn't give a damn about sexuality. Oscars 2012: Christopher Plummer wins for supporting actor Christopher Plummer won the supporting actor Academy Award for "Beginners," in which he portrays Hal Fields, a widower who reveals to his son that he is gay. Christopher Plummer won the supporting actor Academy Award for "Beginners," in which he portrays Hal Fields, a widower who reveals to his son that he is gay. A Beginners Guide To Managing Your Money Discover what you need to know before becoming your own money manager. Dujardin, Plummer, Woodley win Spirit Awards "The Artist" star Jean Dujardin and "Beginners" co-star Christopher Plummer won Spirit Awards honoring independent film Saturday. Dujardin won the lead-actor prize for his role as a silent-film superstar whose career... An Oscar nod for Christopher Plummer CBC News talks to the seasoned actor who has been the toast of the film awards season for his impish, yet touching performance in the melancholy comedy-drama Beginners.
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