WESTON, Conn. Its pretty clear where most of Weston will be Sunday night: cheering on their hometown hero, Christopher Plummer, who is one of the contenders in the Best Supporting Actor category at the Academy Awards .
I think hes a marvelous man and a marvelous actor; I hope he gets it, said Weston resident Andrew Nielly.
In the film Beginners, Plummer plays Hal Fields, a widower who comes out of the closet to his son shortly after his wife passes away. He shares the screen with Ewan McGregor. In the Best Supporting Actor category, Plummer is up against Kenneth Branagh in My Week With Marilyn, Jonah Hill in Moneyball, Nick Nolte in Warrior and Max Von Sydow in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
This is Plummers second nomination. His first was two years ago for his role as Leo Tolstoy in the film The Last Station.
Hes an important part of Weston and has done a lot of wonderful things in town over the years. I never met him, but I have admired him all these years, Nielly said.
Although local artist Peter Lang didnt know Plummer was nominated, he was proud of the Weston resident. I think hes a great actor.
The Canadian-born actor, who has been a longtime Weston resident, already has won a Golden Globe Award and Critics Choice Award for his role in the Mike Mills film. He also is up for the BAFTA, Screen Actors and Independent Spirit awards.
I think everyone here is proud of him, and we are all rooting for him. Hes such a nice man, he keeps to himself and we all respect that. I didnt see the film yet, but its on my list, said Sarah Cales. I have seen a lot of his work, and he really deserves to win.
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