Christopher Plummer has been nominated for a Golden Globe.
And it’s for his role in All the Money in the World.
It’s not so long ago that Kevin Spacey was being touted as a possible Oscars contender for his role in All the Money in the World – the real-life story of J. Paul Getty which shows how the billionaire famously refused to pay a ransom for his kidnapped grandson.
But with Kevin Spacey facing sexual assault and harassment allegations, it wasn’t long before the disgraced actor was replaced… and now it looks as though Christopher Plummer could be on his way to award season triumph.
Of course, this wouldn’t be Christopher Plummer’s first Golden Globe nomination.
In fact, he’s picked up a Golden Globe once before, winning Best Supporting Actor in the 2012 film, Beginners. And he’s no stranger at the Oscars, either – landing Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the same film.
But Plummer joined All the Money in the World at a critical time.
Following Kevin Spacey’s disgrace, the film was thrown into turmoil… and following a quick decision by director Ridley Scott, they decided to reshoot Spacey’s scenes, costing the production a reported $10 million.
“You can’t tolerate any kind of behaviour like that,” explained Ridley Scott in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple.”
But will Plummer nab the Golden Globe?
He’s certainly facing stiff competition, with Willem Dafoe nominated for The Florida Project, alongside Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) and Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).
Still, with Sony originally planning to push their Oscars campaign around Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of the controversial figure, they must be ecstatic that Plummer is getting at least similar recognition for the role.
Could Plummer’s Golden Globe nomination lead to Oscars success?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
All the Money in the World stars Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, and Charlie Plummer.
Ridley Scott directed the movie, based on a script by David Scarpa.
All the Money in the World heads to cinemas on 5 January 2018.