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Christopher Plummer, 88, receives Oscar nomination

Christopher Plummer, 88, the actor who replaced disgraced Kevin Spacey at the very last minute, has received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his part in All The Money In The World.

News of his nod was announced on Tuesday, with his nomination being the only the film received, despite great expense incurred for the re-shooting after Kevin was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward young men.

The fallout prompted accusations made against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, who was pulled from the production of one of this year’s biggest films All The Money In The World, at the eleventh hour.

  

Got the nod: Christopher Plummer, 88, the actor who replaced disgraced Kevin Spacey at the very last minute, has received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his part in All The Money In The World

Just weeks before the film was due for release, scenes were completely re-shot by leading actors Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, with Christopher Plummer stepping into Spacey’s shoes as J Paul Getty.

Christopher was subsequently nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his stunning last-minute performance which was filmed in November.

Speaking about the role previously, the octogenarian said: ‘It isn’t replacing. In a funny way it’s starting all over again because it’s going to be different, naturally…

‘I think it’s very sad what happened to him. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it’s so sad. It’s such a shame.’

Happy days: News of his nod was announced on Tuesday, with his nomination being the only the film received, despite great expense incurred for the re-shooting after Kevin was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward young men

Happy days: News of his nod was announced on Tuesday, with his nomination being the only the film received, despite great expense incurred for the re-shooting after Kevin was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward young men

Departure: The fallout prompted accusations made against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, who was pulled from the production of one of this year's biggest films All The Money In The World, at the eleventh hour

Departure: The fallout prompted accusations made against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, who was pulled from the production of one of this year’s biggest films All The Money In The World, at the eleventh hour

 His co-star Michelle Williams also spoke out about Spacey, as she said: ‘This doesn’t do anything to ease the suffering of people who were all too personally affected by Kevin Spacey, but it is our little act of trying to right a wrong.

‘And it sends a message to predators — you can’t get away with this anymore. Something be done.’

It was announced last week that Spacey is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over a third alleged sexual assault. The latest accusation against the 58-year-old star relates to an incident in Westminster in 2005.

It has brought the total number of Metropolitan Police investigations involving the American Beauty actor to three.

Speaking out: It was announced last week that Spacey is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over a third alleged sexual assault. The latest accusation against the 58-year-old star relates to an incident in Westminster in 2005

Speaking out: It was announced last week that Spacey is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police over a third alleged sexual assault. The latest accusation against the 58-year-old star relates to an incident in Westminster in 2005

Scotland Yard said in a statement: ‘On 13 December we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster. Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.’ 

The Metropolitan Police have also investigated two other allegations made against Spacey from 2005 and 2008. Spacey, who has won two Oscars awards, has been accused of sexual assault by a number of men both in the UK and in the US.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor has been accused of sexual assault by numerous men in the U.S. and England. He was one of the first Hollywood stars to face accusations in the fallout of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

The actor was dumped by Netflix’s House Of Cards and Sir Ridley Scott erased him from his completed film, All The Money In The World, in re-shoots costing millions. 

Open and honest: His co-star Michelle Williams also spoke out about Spacey, as she said: 'This doesn’t do anything to ease the suffering of people who were all too personally affected by Kevin Spacey, but it is our little act of trying to right a wrong'

Open and honest: His co-star Michelle Williams also spoke out about Spacey, as she said: ‘This doesn’t do anything to ease the suffering of people who were all too personally affected by Kevin Spacey, but it is our little act of trying to right a wrong’

 



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