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Charlie Chaplin's honorary Oscar



Charlie Chaplin's honorary Oscar (© Associated Press)
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One of the most moving moments in Oscar history was when the honorary Oscar was awarded to Charlie Chaplin in 1972. Returning from exile after being accused of 'un-American activities' in the McCarthy era, Chaplin received the longest standing ovation in the history of the awards (a full 12 minutes).

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