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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.
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February 13, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
For a guy who doesn't really believe in awards — "I don't believe in competition between artists; I believe it is a lot of stuff in order to generate business" — Alan Arkin has a rich Oscar history. He's been nominated for three Oscars and won once as a supporting actor, playing the foul-mouthed, drug-fueled grandfather of a dysfunctional family in 2006's "Little Miss Sunshine. " With tongue firmly in cheek, Arkin recalled what it was like to live through awards season back then.
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April 8, 1990
Through the academy's honoring of "Driving Miss Daisy," we can be assured that what people want is not sexual visibility but quality of humanity. MARY RADLOVA Los Angeles
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February 6, 2012
Oscar memories When presenter Tony Curtis announced at the Oscar ceremony on April 14, 1969, that Ruth Gordon had won for her supporting role in "Rosemary's Baby," the 72-year-old Gordon displayed her trademark wit. "I can't tell you how encouraging a thing like this is," she quipped, to huge applause and laughter from the crowd. Gordon was no novice. She had been acting since 1915, primarily onstage. In the late 1930s, Gordon came to Hollywood, where she appeared in such films as 1940's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois.
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February 6, 2012
Oscar memories When presenter Tony Curtis announced at the Oscar ceremony on April 14, 1969, that Ruth Gordon had won for her supporting role in "Rosemary's Baby," the 72-year-old Gordon displayed her trademark wit. "I can't tell you how encouraging a thing like this is," she quipped, to huge applause and laughter from the crowd. Gordon was no novice. She had been acting since 1915, primarily onstage. In the late 1930s, Gordon came to Hollywood, where she appeared in such films as 1940's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois.
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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.
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March 28, 1993
Straight from the Academy's archives,a look at familiar faces as well as rarely viewed scenes from the past
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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?
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