Limelight won the Original Dramatic Score Oscar for Charles Chaplin, Ray Rasch, and Larry Russell in 1972, twenty years
after the film had first been made. It was eligible for the Oscars
that year because it had never been shown in Los Angeles prior to that
(current rules no longer allow this).
It was the only Oscar
Chaplin ever won in a competitive category, although
he did not come to the ceremony to collect it. Rasch and Russell
did not attend either, having died in
1964 and 1954, respectively.
Chaplin film that received untimely nominations
was his1925 masterpiece The Gold Rush, which was nominated for
for Sound Recording and Scoring of A Dramatic or Comedy Picture
in 1942, after it was released with a soundtrack narrated by Chaplin.
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