"I couldn't be there for personal reasons, and secondly I didn't want to (go). It was really a tribute to Julie. It's her movie. It's a terrible phrase we have in England but if I had appeared there I would have looked like a spare p**ck at a wedding... I thought Lady Gaga sang absolutely wonderfully... (and) Julie looked terrific. I was thrilled. It was a tribute to her and so it should be." Christopher Plummer on why he sat out Sunday's (22Feb15) Academy Awards, during which his The Sound of Music co-star Julie Andrews was honoured with a Lady Gaga song tribute.