Christopher Plummer has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In the film Mr. Plummer plays Hal Fields, a father and widower who comes out of the closet after his wife passes away. He stars opposite Ewan MacGregor.
If he wins, it will be the first Oscar for the Canadian-born icon of film and stage. He was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Tolstoy in 2009's The Last Station.
Mr. Plummer is slated to return to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival later this year to perform in his one-man show, A Word or Two.