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“Where Have You Been All My Life?”

Did you watch the Oscars this weekend? It’s the first year that I’ve actually seen more than one of the movies up for Best Picture — not actually that hard a feat, since there were nine nominated.

(For the record, I saw: “The Descendants,” “Moneyball,” and “The Help.”)

I’m not a huge movie buff, and I consider myself only a peripheral fashion snob. So I don’t get super excited about awards shows in general. I do like to watch, but the speeches tend to be the same.

image source: oscar.org

Until this year. When I fell right back in love, head-over-heels, with Christopher Plummer. In case you missed his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, it’s available on YouTube here. And it’s worth a watch.Although he’s disputing the claim that he is the oldest Oscar Winner, it’s pretty impressive that he’s had such an amazing career through the decades. He’ll always be Captain Von Trapp to me (yes, the hills are still alive with the Sound of Music) but he’s proof that when you love what you do, and you constantly try to improve yourself, you will be successful.

Did you watch? What did you think of this acceptance speech? Was another one your favorite?



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  • Montrealjoe4

    It’s no surprise that Christopher Plummer said what he said at the Oscars. He has been deserving of his Oscar about 20 or 30 years ago. He is another Canadian who took 30 or 40 years to become an overnight success. William Shatner is in the same league. Many remember him from Star Trek, but who remembers him from black and white TV like The Defenders, or Outer Limits? Christopher Plummer was way overdue for an Oscar considering all his incredible credits since The Sound of Music and even before that on Canadian television. But then, Canadians usually need to stuggle a bit harder… unless your name is Donald Sutherland, Alex Trebek, Monty Hall, Lorne Greene, Morley Safer, Peter Jennings, Keifer Sutherland, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Dave Thomas, Alan Thicke, Justin Bieber, Graham Greene, ah nevermind, the list is too long. LOL