January 23, 2012
After a 20-year exile in Europe, Charlie Chaplin returned to Hollywood to receive an honorary Oscar on April 10, 1972, for such comedies as "The Kid," "The Gold Rush," "City Lights," "Modern Times" and "The Great Dictator. " Chaplin, then 82, received probably the longest standing ovation in the history of the Oscar telecast as he walked slowly to the podium to pick up his Academy Award for his "incalculable effect in making motion pictures the art form of the century. " Chaplin was quite literally speechless as he looked at the throng of stars whose cheers kept getting louder.
March 28, 1993
Straight from the Academy's archives,a look at familiar faces as well as rarely viewed scenes from the past
April 8, 1990
I want to commend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a beautiful production. Billy Crystal was the best ever, the ladies showed class with their beautiful gowns and there were no long speeches. But does the public understand that the academy members vote for their friends in the industry? Or else why would you end up with "Driving Miss Daisy" as best picture (in essence, "a nice little picture") and not even nominate the director of the movie? Or why was Woody Allen nominated for best director and his movie not nominated?