The entertainment industry may expend much of its collective energy wooing fanboys and 20-somethings, but Sunday’s (Jan. 15) Golden Globe Awards served as a pleasant reminder that age and experience do get their due in Hollywood.
Christopher Plummer, 82, was the night’s oldest winner — snagging the best supporting actor nod for his role in “Beginners” as a man who comes out of the closet late in life. Plummer — perhaps best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” (1965) — is reveling in his resurgence. From the podium, he called his “Beginners” co-star Ewan McGregor a “wily Scot” and a “scene-stealing swine.” Takes one to know one, eh?
Morgan Freeman, 74, joined Plummer in the elder statesmen’s club. He was honored with the evening’s Cecil B. DeMille award which was presented by “Red” co-star Helen Mirren, 66, and Sidney Poitier, 84.
Other over-50 Globe honorees include: Woody Allen, 76, Martin Scorsese, 69, Meryl Streep, 62, Jessica Lange, 62, Kelsey Grammer, 56, and Madonna, 53.