Christopher Plummer downplays his Oscar chances but savours the glamour

first_imgIf the Academy Awards are the measure of an actor’s value, Canadian Christopher Plummer is at the top of his game.Three nominations since 2010, including this year for playing J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World.If that’s not impressive enough, he began shooting his role for that film just two days after he finished reading the script. Facebook Advertisement Actor Christopher Plummer is in contention for an Oscar this year for his role as J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World. (Jon Castell/CBC) Advertisement Twittercenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement It was a rush job, because director Ridley Scott decided to replace all the scenes with Kevin Spacey in them after allegations of sexual misconduct were made public.Kevin Spacey, left, originally played billionaire J. Paul Getty in the film All The Money In The World. His scenes were redone by Christopher Plummer, right. (Associated Press)Oh yes, one more thing: Plummer is 88 years old.When the nominations were announced, the headline in the Hollywood newspaper Variety wasn’t that Plummer was nominated for the third time in eight years, but instead: “Plummer becomes oldest actor to be nominated for an Oscar.”last_img read more

OPP has arrived in Attawapiskat Chief Spence

first_img(Attawapiskat ice road diamond mine blockade. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Nakogee)By Jorge Barrera APTN National News ATTAWAPISKAT–Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says the OPP have arrived in the community and the people blockading an ice road leading to a De Beers diamond mine would likely be served with an injunction ordering them off the site on Saturday evening.Spence said the band received a call from De Beers saying a sheriff would be flying into the community and then escorted to the ice road blockade to serve the people at the site with the injunction notice.“We had a call from De Beers saying the sheriff is coming in town,” said Spence. “Two OPP are in town and they are the ones who are going to escort the sheriff to hand over the notice to the blockaders.”Spence said she was trying to confirm a rumour that the OPP would also be escorting De Beers-bound trucks toward the Victor mine site later Saturday.“I have to go find out,” said Spence.The blockade outside Attawapiskat on the ice road leading to the mine has been in place since last Sunday.De Beers obtained an injunction against the blockaders on Friday.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more