Christopher Plummer scored a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in "All the Money in the World" mere weeks after landing the gig, which is particularly notable considering he shot it just last month.
Plummer was cast by director Ridley Scott to replace Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual misconduct came out against Spacey.
One month after taking the role, Plummer finds himself nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization behind the Globes) for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, alongside Willem DaFoe, Armie Hammer, Richard Jenkins, and Sam Rockwell. The decision to replace Spacey was made Nov. 8, even though his work in the film was already completed.
It's not hard to imagine Spacey fuming at the moment, as the studio behind the movie was planning a big Oscar push for him -- until sexual harassment, misconduct and assault allegations came pouring out after "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp opened the floodgate with a claim that Spacey put the moves on him when he was just 14 and Spacey was in his mid 20s.
Plummer has won multiple awards through his five decade career, including a Golden Globe in the Supporting Actor category for his work in 2012's "Beginners," a role that also earned him an Academy Award.
Scott made the unprecedented move of casting Plummer, who had been one of the early contenders for the role, and then quickly refilming all of Spacey's scenes, bringing back the other actors as needed for interactions, with the intention of still making the film's release date of Dec. 22.
Ultimately, the release date slipped by three days, with the drama now scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day.
"All the Money in the World" has been receiving a lot of attention due to the Spacey situation -- among the most shocking of the many Hollywood harassment scandals, so far -- but not for much else. For those who have only been keeping up on headlines about sexual misconduct, the drama is centered around the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. Mark Wahlberg co-stars in the Oscar bait, which appears to have solidified itself as an awards season frontrunner with a Golden Globe nomination for Plummer, plus a Best Director nomination for Scott.
Reviews are not yet available, however, so only time will tell if this movie lives up to expectations, which have just been heightened.