Christopher Plummer won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor on Sunday for his role in Beginners.

In the film now out on DVD, Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) tells the story of his father, Hal (Plummer), who comes out gay at the age of 75. It is Plummer's first portrayal of a gay man.

In accepting his award, Plummer thanked his co-star: “I want to salute my partner, Ewan. That wily Scott. … That scene-stealing swine.”

In remarks to the press, Plummer added that he hates anti-gay sentiment.

“Gay characters are human beings,” he said. “We're all exactly the same. That's the reason I played it the way I did, not as a caricature. They're a part off our society since the Egyptians, the Greeks – it's part of the human condition.”

“I know there is a lot of anti-gay sentiment in our society at the moment and I abhor it.”

Plummer also won the Critics Choice Award for his role in Beginners, making him a favorite for an Academy Award nomination in the best supporting actor category.