publication date: Thursday, May 7, 2020 (part of Spring 2020)

category: Movies

clue: One of Hollywood's early tramp-to-triumph success stories was nominated for the first Best Actor Oscar, but it wasn't until almost 50 years later that he won his only competitive Oscar for a 20-year-old movie.

explanation: Chaplin won two honorary Oscars and was nominated at the very first ceremony in 1929, but his only competitive Oscar win was in 1973, for the film Limelight that was produced in 1952. more…

difficulty: very easy

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, and Richard Slominsky

trivia: This goo was inspired by incorrect guesses for the goo of Rin Tin Tin.


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