With each passing award, the power of Plummer grows stronger

His early winning speeches were marked with the giddy bombast of an old-school actor thrilled to be in the spotlight. But with the SAG win for supporting actor in a film, Christopher Plummer's acceptance speech took on a different tone, a grander tone. A tone appropriate for Oscar show clips for decades to come. It was a speech filled with larger-than-life metaphors -- "When [actors] honor you, it is to be lit by the Holy Grail" -- and mysteriously touching moments -- "Lastly, my long-suffering wife Elaine who 43 years ago came to my rescue and saved my life." Save some for the academy, Plummer!
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