Charles' Academy Awards and nominations:
1929 - Honorary Award for The Circus (1928), for "versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing and producing."
1941 - Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Picture, and Best Writing, Original Screenplay
for The Great Dictator (1940).
1948 - Nominated for Best Writing, Original Screenplay for Monsieur Verdoux (1947).
1972 - Honorary Award, "for the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century."
1973 - Won Oscar for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for: Limelight (1952), shared with: Ray Rasch and
Larry Russell. The film was not released in Los Angeles until 1972, after it was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.