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Sara Vilkomerson
February 26, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

Christopher Plummer’s win for Best Supporting Actor tonight also earns him another special distinction: oldest Oscar winner at age 82.

“You’re only two years older than me, darling,” Plummer said to his newly-won statuette at the 84th annual telecast. “Where have you been all my life? I have a confession to make. When I first emerged from my mother’s womb, I was already rehearsing my Oscar speech.”

Plummer surpasses George Burns who was 80 in 1975 when he won for his role in The Sunshine Boys and Jessica Tandy, also 80, when she won in 1989 for Driving Miss Daisy.  

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