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WATCH: Gay-Playing Christopher Plummer Hopes His Oscar Statuette Is Homosexual!

At last night’s Oscars ceremony, Christopher Plummer took the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for playing an older man who comes of the closet later in life in Beginners.

“The question is, do I love the Oscar?” joked Plummer as he took center stage to accept the award. “Well, if the Oscar’s gay, then yes!”

What do you guys think—is Oscar gay? We mean, he is a shiny gold guy with great pecs who’s frequently naked… and closeted Hollywood stars keep him in their bedrooms, too. Sounds pretty gay to us!

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4 Comments

  • MEJ

    I love Christopher Plummer to death, but yet another straight actor getting an award for playing gay. Howabout an award for an out gay actor for playing straight? Or would that be too offensive to het Hollywood?

  • Tim

    This was definitely a pity Oscar. Wait, you’ve been making movies this long, about to die, and you haven’t won yet? “Beginners” had potential but also a lot of problems. Plummer’s character never really identifies any deep emotional conflict with his son and is generally quite selfish in his last days. He is able to play a cute, fun, old gay man in his 70s, but the more interesting, complex, and realistic story about the affect the closet had on his family was never flushed out fully. McGregor as the son is weighted down by this very general sadness which seems to be more about his dad dying rather than a reflection on his absence and distance during childhood. Too much of the movie was spent on McGregor’s hipster romance with a French actress, which might as well been a Zooey Deschanel rom-com. I just kept thinking how I would rewrite this film after watching it. Definitely not oscar-worthy. Oh well!

  • William

    “This was definitely a pity Oscar. Wait, you’ve been making movies this long, about to die, and you haven’t won yet?”

    Wow, just wow.

    “I love Christopher Plummer to death, but yet another straight actor getting an award for playing gay.”

    Jesus Christ, the man gave a cute little remark to the gay community and this is what he gets?

    How does the gay community have any allies?

  • Tim

    @William My comments were about the performance for which he won, nothing about politics. They did the same for Alan Arkin with “Little Miss Sunshine.”

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