Year: 1971 (44th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Charles Chaplin for the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century.
Presenter: Daniel Taradash (Academy President)
Date & Venue: April 10, 1972; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Oh, thank you so much. This is an emotional moment for me, and words seem so futile, so feeble. I can only say thank you for the honor of inviting me here. And you're wonderful, sweet people. Thank you.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]