Back to Awards
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 18:00:00 GMT | By Bárbara Bação and Marta Gama
The best moments in Oscars history!

Charlie Chaplin's honorary Oscar

Charlie Chaplin's honorary Oscar (© Associated Press)
  • Oscar statuette (© Reuters)
  • 1st Academy Awards (© AMPAS/Public Domain)
  • Walt Disney's special Oscar statuette (© Getty Images)
  • First televised Oscar ceremony (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • Burt Lancaster & Kirk Douglas (© NBC via Getty Images)
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (© SNAP/Rex Features)
  • Charlie Chaplin's honorary Oscar (© Associated Press)
  • David Niven Oscar streaker (© Associated Press)
Associated PressShow Thumbnails
Previous7 of 16Next
Share this Gallery

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).