This is another one that's harder than it looks.

Charlie Chaplin was nominated for Best Comedy Director at the very first Academy Awards in 1928 (the only year the award was split into two categories) and Best Actor for The Circus, but at the last minute the Academy decided to take him out of the running for the competitive awards by giving him an honorary Oscar for his "versatility and genius" for the film. Most listings of the nominations include Chaplin in those categories for that year, which (added with his nominations for Best Actor, Best Screenplay and as the producer of the Best Picture for The Great Dictator in 1940) make him the answer. But in recent years, the Academy has removed Chaplin's nominations for The Circus from its official roster because of his elimination in the final voting, which (with The Circus being Chaplin's only nomination as a director) makes Orson Welles the answer for Citizen Kane in 1941.

Since madbeast.com still recognizes Chaplin's nominations for The Circus, full credit if you name either Chaplin or Welles.

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