Oscars 2012: Christopher Plummer wins Best Supporting Actor award

Max von Sydow got his second Oscar nomination thanks to his performance as an elderly World War Two survivor in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

Christopher Plummer was the front-runner for the Best Supporting Actor Award this year for his role as an elderly museum director who comes out as gay in Beginners.

Nick Nolte was also in the race for Best Supporting Actor thanks to his interpretation of an alcoholic father, making this his thirs Oscar nod.

Jonah Hill’s name was also announced in the Best Supporting Actor category, proving that he is not just a comedic actor.

Kenneth Branagh caught the critics’ attention for his performance as Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn despite having little screen time.