Plummer wins Oscar for 'Beginners' role

Christopher Plummer has won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in 'Beginners'.

Christopher Plummer has won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in 'Beginners'.

Melissa Leo, who won the supporting actress award last year, gave the supporting actor award to Christopher Plummer for 'Beginners'.

The 82-year-old, the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar, held up his statuette and said: “You’re only two years older than me darling, where have you been all my life?”

He paid tribute to his co-star Ewan McGregor whom he said he would “happily share this award with, if I had any decency, but I don’t”.

Earlier, Gwyneth Paltrow joined Robert Downey Junior on stage to present the Oscar for best documentary after a cinema-inspired routine by Cirque du Soleil.

The award went to 'Undefeated' – about an American football team.

Chris Rock gave the award for animated feature film to 'Rango' made by 'Pirates of the Caribbean' director Gore Verbinski.

The award for visual effects was presented by Ben Stiller and Emma Stone to the team who worked on 'Hugo'.

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