We missed the Oscars frenzy (or maybe lack of frenzy from what I’ve read?) last night but I was elated to see that Captain Von Trapp…I mean Christopher Plummer…won for best supporting actor. Number one, he has been deserving of one since…well, since he played CVT but I’m sure he would be appalled to read that given that he’s always considered that a two bit role. Two bits or not two bits, he will always be the Captain to me. But number two, he really did play the role excellently in Beginners. We watched it right before our trip – it didn’t hold much interest for diplo-husband, who nodded off half way through but I thought he made his character capture self-discovery, new singlehood, older age, and imminent death in such an elegant and captivating way.
And he rolled out in style – nothing says “I know who I am” like a velvet smoking jacket and an easy going smile, and of course, nothing goes with a velvet smoking jacket as well as a little gold statuette can. Also, is it me or does he have a spot of edelweiss in his lapel? Maybe he’s not as anti-von trapp as he makes himself out to be. And those bandanas? Looks fit for an alpine stroll to me, where dare I say it, the hills are alive?
Congratulations, Mr. Plummer….I mean, Captain!