Warren Beatty — a 14-time Oscar nominee who's won one trophy and been given the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award too remembers how excited he was to win early kudos: the 1962 Golden Globe for most promising newcomer.

But sadly, he has long since lost that award.

"It wasn't that long ago, 48, 49 years," Beatty explained at the annual Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.  Installation Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday. "And so maybe what I did was misplace it at the ceremony at the Coconut Grove.

"So I went down there to go look for it, you can understand that, and what I found is that somebody has misplaced the Coconut Grove.

"But if it isn't too much to ask, I, uh, as you may have noticed, I haven't made a lot of movies and I would really like to have my most promising newcomer award in my office."

"So I was just wondering that if a person waited long enough to make his next film, could that mean that he would be eligible once again for that award? If so, I'd really appreciate it."

HFPA President Philip Berk promised Warren that he would have a new award by next week.

[Updated Tuesday at 4:05 p.m.] An earlier version of this post said

Beatty had been nominated for six Oscars and won one, and did not

mention the Thalberg award.Also, HFPA President Philip Berk's last name was misspelled as Berke.

[Updated Tuesday at 4:19 p.m.] An earlier version of this post said Beatty was a seven-time Oscar nominee. In fact he has been nominated 14 times.

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