Christopher Plummer missed last weekend's Academy Awards, which paid tribute to his 1965 classic The Sound of Music, to allow costar Julie Andrews to bask in the glow. "It was really a tribute to Julie. It's her movie," Plummer, 85, tells People. "Had I appeared there, I would have looked like a spare [obscenity] at a wedding. That's the most perfect description of how I would have looked."
Plummer heaped praise on Lady Gaga's version of the title song, proving that her Ladyship transcends age. "She knows how to do two styles. She knows the old way, and she knows the new way, and she was so faithful to the style of the story and the songs."