Captain von Trapp would rather skip the Oscars than upstage Julie Andrews

Best Supporting Actor winner Christopher Plummer told [banned source] that he didn't attend the Oscars last Sunday because 1) personal reasons, and 2) "I didn't want to."

"It was really a tribute to Julie. [The Sound of Music] is her movie. If I had appeared there I would have looked like a spare prick at a wedding. That's the most perfect description of how I would have looked."

"I thought Lady Gaga sang absolutely wonderfully. She knows how to do two styles. She knows the old way and and she knows the new way and she was so faithful to the style of the story and the song. Julie looked terrific. I was thrilled it was a tribute to her and so it should be."

Source, VF